The New Zealand Government has agreed to an overall Government response to implement 51 out of 60 Concluding Observations that came from New Zealand’s last examination by the United Nations (UN) committee on its implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

The Minister for Disability Issues will report back to Cabinet on agencies’ implementation progress and seek Cabinet agreement to an appropriate monitoring mechanism by December 2023.

The Government has also agreed to hold a public Domestic Forum process with the disability community by December 2027. This provides an opportunity halfway through implementation to ensure that progress is being made and ensures that agencies have an opportunity to improve implementation should they need to.

Read the Cabinet paper about the Government response to UNCRPD recommendations.