First New Zealand report on implementation (March 2011)
New Zealand's first report on implementation of the Convention was due two years after ratification came into force in October 2008. A draft report was open for public feedback from November to December 2010. The final report was submitted to the United Nations in March 2011.
Final report - March 2011
The final report on New Zealand's implementation of the UN Convention was submitted to the UN in March 2011.
Annex to the report
Detailed information referred to in the report is presented in the separate Annex document.
Public consultation on draft report - November to December 2010
From 3 November to 17 December 2010, a draft report on New Zealand's implementation of the Convention was available for public feedback. This was the first time New Zealand had to report to the United Nations about implementing the Convention. The first report acts as a baseline report, which means future reports will be compared against it. The report had information in it about our laws and if they work well for disabled people. It tells the United Nations how well disabled people are doing compared to other New Zealanders and if they are treated fairly or less well because of their disability. It also tells the United Nations what the New Zealand Government has been doing to improve this, and what it plans to do.
People were able to make comments on the report in three ways:
- online discussion
- face-to-face meetings
- written submissions.
To help people contribute to the report, a discussion document was produced focusing on three key areas in the Convention. A summary of discussion at the face-to-face meetings following the discussion document are available below.
Face-to-face meetings - summary of discussion
Summary of discussion from meetings around the country during November 2010 are available to download below: