The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Manatū Aorere is asking for feedback on the national report on Aotearoa New Zealand's 4th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights for the United Nations (UN).

Every five years, the UN Human Rights Council looks at New Zealand’s progress on human rights. This is the 4th review for New Zealand.

The draft Aotearoa New Zealand’s Universal Periodic Review 2024
Draft National Report [PDF] covers:

  • Racism and discrimination
  • Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (including trafficking and slavery)
  • Climate change
  • Right to Adequate Standard of Living, including Housing
  • Administration of Justice, including Criminal Justice System
  • Indigenous Rights (including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)
  • Rights of Women (including family violence and sexual violence)
  • Rights of children (including care and protection, state abuse, inequities and more)
  • Rainbow rights
  • Disability rights
  • Health
  • Education.

For more information and to have your say see Aotearoa New Zealand’s Universal Periodic Review.