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UN Committee examines NZ government's
performance on racial discrimination
Information on the 82nd session, February 2013
The government's performance in implementing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination was considered by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 and 22 February 2013, during its 82nd session in Geneva. The Committee's Concluding Observations are available here.
A summary of the Concluding Observations, 'Racial Discrimination: UN Committee recommendations on New Zealand', is available on Facebook, on Yahoo News, and formatted for printing.
This page has information on the 82nd session: when and where you can watch the session, media coverage and who said what in Geneva - please scroll down the page if these internal page links do not work in your browser.
Background information: on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (the Convention), the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (the Committee, CERD), the NZ government and the Convention, the government's report to CERD, the List of Themes sent to the government by the Committee, NGO parallel reports to CERD, what CERD has said about the NZ government before, the follow up procedure (2008 and 2009), and useful links and other relevant information are available here.
When and where you can watch the session
The dialogue between Committee members and government representatives was webcast live at 3pm, Thursday, 21 February (NZ time: 3am, Friday, 22 February) and 10am, Friday, 22 February (NZ time: 10pm, Friday 22 February) - the webcast archive is available here. Information about the process, including the role of the interactive dialogue, is available on this page.
Who said what in Geneva
The government delegation was led by Judith Collins, Minister of Justice, Minister of Ethnic Affairs and Minister of ACC. The delegation's opening statement is available here. The UNOG overview of the interactive dialogue 'Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination considers report of New Zealand', 22 February 2013, is available here.
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- Racial Discrimination: UN Committee recommendations on New Zealand, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 2 March 2013 - Formatted - On Facebook - Yahoo News
- Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination concludes eighty-second session, UNOG, 1 March 2013
- Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination considers report of New Zealand, UNOG, 22 February 2013
- Lack of government research into racial bias in criminal justice system, Robson Hanan Trust , 21 February 2013
- UN examines NZ government's performance on racial discrimination, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 20 February 2013 - on Facebook
- Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination discusses situation in Kyrgyzstan and New Zealand with NGOs, UNOG, 18 February 2013
- Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination opens eighty-second session, UNOG, 11 February 2013
- Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to hold eighty-second session in Geneva from 11 February to 1 March 2013, UNOG, 7 February 2013
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