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STIR at the United Nations

In February 2018 STIR led a coalition of NGOs (Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Auckland

University of Technology, Pukenga Consultancy Ltd, Tāmaki Tiriti Workers, Health Promotion Forum, Waka Oranga and the

New Zealand Public Health Association) to write a shadow report to the United Nations CESCR committee in relation to the

New Zealand Governments compliance with Convention on the Economic Social and Cultural Rights (UN 1976). We

produced a comprehensive report drawing on the expertise of 10 co-authors who outlined twenty one substantive issues

and made 49 recommendations to the committee.

• Azarmandi , M, Berghan, G, Came, H, Chenery, C, Goza, T, Mikahere-Hall, A, Hickey, H, Manson, L, McCreanor,

T, Nairn, R, Wilson, D. (2018). Shadow report for Committee On Economic Social and Cultural Rights. STIR.

Auckland, New Zealand.

In August 2018 we submitted a short submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade around the draft New Zealand

report for the Universal Periodic Review.


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