First annual report to Parliament on New Zealand's progress in implementing UN Disabilities Convention Loading Comments…
December 3, 2012
The first joint annual report of the independent agencies appointed to monitor the Disabilities Convention in New Zealand will be presented to Parliament today.
Today is International Day of People with Disability.
It is also the day that the first joint annual report of the New Zealand independent mechanisms established to “promote, protect and monitor” New Zealand’s progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be presented to Parliament.
The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities.
The New Zealand independent mechanisms appointed to report on implementation are the Ombudsman, the Human Rights Commission and the New Zealand Convention Coalition (a group of national disabled people’s organisations).
The joint annual report is available here.Back to top ↑