NZ Agencies promoting Children's Rights
Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC)
The Children’s Commissioner is a Crown entity set up by an Act of Parliament. Its functions include
As part of this function, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner co-ordinates the UNCROC Monitoring Group (UMG). This is a group of non-government organisations (including ACYA) established in 2011 to monitor the implementation of UNCROC.
The Children’s Commissioner also has other important legal powers
Ministry of Social Development (MSD)
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the government department primarily responsible for co-ordinating the government’s implementation of UNCROC. For more information on MSD’s work regarding UNCROC go to http://www.msd.govt.nz/what-we-can-do/children-young-people/index.html