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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Slovakia presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2018-2020 on 8 May 2017.
At the national level, Slovakia pledged to, inter alia:
Strengthen the protection of the rights of women, and the effectiveness of the mechanisms for the protection and support of victims of violence against women and domestic violence; Fulfil action plans to avoid all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia, and intolerance; Fulfil national plans and strategies to ensure the rights and protection of, inter alia, the Roma population, persons with disabilities, national minorities and ethnic groups, older people, and children; Foster social inclusion and strengthen the human rights of the ‘excluded groups’; Support the identity and cultural values of national minorities, the education and training on their rights, and an inter-ethnic and intercultural dialogue and understanding; Build effective mechanisms for the prevention and suppression of human trafficking, and implement a national plan to combat it; Promote education and training for human rights and democratic citizenship; Support the activities of independent institutions, including the National Human Rights Institutions and the national commissioners for children and persons with disabilities.
At the international level, Slovakia pledged to, inter alia: Intensify cooperation with developing countries, including through projects aimed at building democratic institutions and protecting human rights.
An analysis of steps taken by Slovakia in fulfilment of its pledges shows that Slovakia’s NHRI has been granted B status by the GANHRI.