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Getting It Right

The latest in the 'Getting It Right' series, Children's rights in the COVID-19 response outlines what has worked for children in the COVID-19 response over the last year and recommends ways to better implement children’s rights in laws, policies and practices.


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Getting It Right Series

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Getting It Right: Building Blocks - April 2018

This new report looks at how the New Zealand Government can build the foundations for implementing the Children’s Convention in Aotearoa.

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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 no matter who you are.

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