Public workshops on human rights for the Universal Periodic Review

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is running public events in eight locations during February and March 2018, as part of New Zealand's Universal Periodic Review - a mechanism that involves a five-yearly review of the human rights situation in UN member states.

This is NOT to be confused with the Review of the Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) is responsible for this broader human rights review and for writing the national report covering a range of current issues in New Zealand.

MFAT is engaging with government agencies to seek advice on the issues to be included in the 20-page report. They also want to hear from you - including the disability community - about your experience of human rights in New Zealand.

MFAT is running workshops during February and March:

You need to register your attendance for each session at (external link) .


Wednesday — 14 February 10am to 12pm

Rutherford House, RHLT2, 33 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington


Monday — 19 February 10am to 12pm

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Level 6, 139 Quay Street, Auckland


Tuesday — 20 February 10am to 12pm

Te Ahu Centre, Corner of State Highway 1 and Mathews Avenue, Kaitaia


Tuesday — 27 February 10am to 12pm

Rydges Hotel, 272 Fenton Street, Glenholme, Rotorua


Friday — 2 March 12pm to 2pm

Rutherford Hotel, Trafalgar Square, Nelson


Monday — 5 March 10.30am to 12.30pm

Rydges Hotel, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch


Tuesday —  6 March 9.30am to 11.30am

Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin


Monday — 12 March 10.30am to 12.30pm

Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Road, Gisborne

More information about the Universal Periodic Review 2019 is available here:

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