Read the Government’s report to the UN Disability Committee

The Government has written a report to answer 100 questions asked by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This report was sent to the UN Committee on 9 March 2019.

The report provides information on what the Government has done over the past four years to put the Disability Convention into action. It includes information on education, employment, health, justice, transport, housing, data, accessibility and much more.

The report provides a snapshot of where things are at currently. While good progress has been made, there are still areas for improvement.

You can read the Government’s response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities below in various formats:

The Government’s response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Word version) [DOCX, 205 KB]

Summary of the report - The Government’s response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PDF version) [PDF, 108 KB]

Summary of the report: The introduction and glossary to the Government’s response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HTML webpage)

Easy read versions

The Government's response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - EasyRead (Word version) [DOCX, 6.7 MB]

The Government's response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - EasyRead (PDF version) [PDF, 3.1 MB]

The following formats will be added as soon as the information is available:

NZSL

Large print

Audio version

To order a copy of the report in braille formats, please send an email to odi@msd.govt.nz.

Next steps

The Government will be invited to Geneva to appear before the UN Committee. The Committee will then give the Government recommendations (called ‘Concluding Observations’) on what we can do to better implement the Disability Convention.

The Independent Monitoring Mechanism is running a separate process to provide feedback to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. You can keep up to date with this process and opportunities to feed into their report here: www.hrc.co.nz/international-reporting/rights-disabled-people/ .

Read the full details about New Zealand's second review against the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Person's with Disabilities on the ODI website.

 

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