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.