During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
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SR on development, 2017
Iceland tabled pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2019-2020 (in replacement of the United States) on 2 July 2018. The majority of the document describes Iceland’s existing commitment to human rights and its engagement with the UN human rights system.
Some of the specific pledges include: Promote the realization of all human rights — civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights — on the basis of international human rights law; Work towards a more efficient and effective Human Rights Council with the primary objective of allowing the Council to fulfil its mandate to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and to address situations of human rights violations; Safeguard the effective functioning of the universal periodic review process and support efforts to strengthen national implementation and follow-up to its recommendations; Enhance the engagement between the human rights treaty body system and the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms; Continue engaging with and promoting the work of national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and other stakeholders, including in the work of the Human Rights Council; Support and strengthen the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as an independent voice for those left voiceless; Promote understanding of the interdependence of development, peace and security, and human rights, including through the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda.