International Covenant on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights Review - Workshops - Wellington - 11 Dec; Auckland - 14 Dec 2017

When & where:

Wellington, Monday 11 December 2017, 10am-12noon.
Vector Building, Level 8, 44-52 The Terrace, Wellington. 
Auckland, Thursday 14 December 2017, 10am-12noon. 
Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Corner of Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere, Auckland.

Organised by the Human Rights Commission.

Free. Please RSVP for Wellington or RSVP for Auckland

The purpose of these workshops

The United Nations regularly reviews whether New Zealand is complying with its international human rights commitments. 

Over the next 18 months there are a number of reviews, which will deal with significant issues such as housing, poverty, education, mental and physical health, women’s rights, violence, abuse, bullying and the rights of disabled people.

The Human Rights Commission is encouraging people to tell the United Nations what they think about these matters. To help, the Commission is holding workshops to provide information about the upcoming reviews and explain how people can participate.

Public submissions must be sent to the United Nations before 15 February 2018ahead of New Zealand’s review before the Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on 22-23 March 2018.  You can send a submission yourself, or on behalf of a group or organisation that you represent.  

 To find out more about making a submission and for regular updates on upcoming reviews, consultations and workshops, visit:


To contact the Human Rights Commission,
Phone: 0800 496 877 and ask to talk to one of the International Reporting Team.