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 freedom of expression, 2003
Venezuela presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2016-2018 in September 2015.
Key pledges included: implement accepted UPR recommendations; submit a first periodic report under the CRPD; present all periodic reports under the human rights treaties in a systematic and timely manner; support the transformation of the regional human rights system; continue to strengthen the National Council for Human Rights; adopt a National Plan for Human Rights, after a public referendum, to help realise human rights at a national level; continue its project to develop a national system of human rights indicators in cooperation with UNDP; and incorporate human rights education into school curricula.
An analysis of steps taken by Venezuela in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it did submit a first report under the CRPD, although it was late in doing so. Venezuela still has four overdue periodic reports (CEDAW, CERD, ICCPR and CAT).