We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

New Zealand is required to report to the UN every five years how it is implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UN Committee examines New Zealand's evidence and reports back areas of improvement needed to ensure all children have their rights met

Our role in the Children's Convention

We are responsible for raising awareness and understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and advancing and monitoring how the Government applies the Convention.

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The Children's Convention's reporting cycle

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child examines New Zealand's implementation of the Convention every five years.

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Children's Convention - the basics

The rights in the Children’s Convention apply to everyone under 18 years of age. Here is a summary of the Convention for children and young people.

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Getting It Right


Getting It Right. The Children’s Convention in Aotearoa – Nov 2017

This report looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children’s Convention) into practice, and where it can do better.