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 slavery, 2008
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2016-2018 on 18 September 2015.
Internationally, the United Arab Emirates pledged, inter alia, to: continue to support initiatives to promote religious tolerance; continue to support OHCHR and explore the possibility of entering into a memorandum of understanding on technical cooperation; continue to follow-up on the recommendations it accepted during its second UPR; continue to promote human rights through international and regional organisations; and continue to work with partner countries and international organisations to meet international development targets through its foreign aid programme, in areas such as health, education, food security, and economic and social development.
Domestically, the United Arab Emirates committed, inter alia, to: adopt a law on the protection of children; establish a national task force on the empowerment of women; continue to take measures to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities, in coordination with relevant ministries, national institutions and civil society; continue to take measures to strengthen protections for workers; continue its efforts to combat human trafficking; develop a national human rights action plan to set out its priority initiatives for the period 2015-2020; and establish a NHRI in conformity with the Paris Principles.
An analysis of steps taken by the United Arab Emirates in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it did not in fact continue to make contributions to OHCHR. It did, however, continue to support initiatives to combat religious intolerance. The United Arab Emirates is yet to establish a GANHRI accredited NHRI.