Our government must lodge periodic reports every five years with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. These reports must explain how the UNCROC is being implemented in Aotearoa New Zealand. The government has submitted its 5th Period Report to UNCROC.
Go to UNCROC documents for previous NZ government reports.
At the conclusion of the periodic reporting process, the UN Committee issues Concluding Observations on the reporting country.
The Concluding Observations contain the UN Committee’s recommendations on actions it considers a country ought to take in order to achieve full implementation of UNCROC. The concluding observations also contain statements acknowledging cases where progress has been made and expressing concern in cases where it is evident that UNCROC rights have been breached.
Go to the website of UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to view the concluding observations.
To read 2016 Concluding Observations, download here:
Concluding Observations Report of NZ
Concluding Observations on the Report submitted by NZ on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
In Brief: a quick overview of the UN Concluding Observations (2016)
Three optional protocols to UNCROC
The UNCROC reporting process also requires our government to report on the following Optional Protocols (reports).
All the government’s reports under UNCROC and the optional protocols are available at www.justice.govt.nz.
You can also find information on the Ministry of Social Development website about the government's most current work relating to UNCROC.
Our government must also report under other international human rights instruments listed on that page.