This week is the 75th anniversary since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Aotearoa New Zealand contributed to the drafting of the declaration and was one of the first countries to sign it in 1948.

To mark the anniversary, Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission have launched a short film called “A beautiful New Zealand is out there”.

The film contrasts Aotearoa's world-famous natural beauty with some ongoing human rights shortcomings including decent housing, pay equity, child welfare, and te Tiriti o Waitangi commitments.

Watch the short film “A beautiful New Zealand is out there” (YouTube). Closed captions available.