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Our Recent Submissions

UNICEF NZ's Child Rights and Advocacy team are vocal on issues impacting children in New Zealand and internationally. Below are some of our recent submissions and briefings for the New Zealand government.
August 2017
Submission on Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961
Submission on Section 59 Crimes Act 1961
July 2017
Submission on the Marriage (Court Consent to Marriage of Minors) Amendment Bill
Submission on the Marriage Amendment Bill
June 2017
Submission on the Family and Whanau Violence Act To the Justice and Electoral Select Committee
Submission on the family and Whanau violence act
June 2016
UNICEF calls for greater enforcement of the regulations for landlords in keeping homes warm, ventilated and dry.
Submission on the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No. 2) to the Govt Administration Select Committee
August 2016
UNICEF supports the cross-government inquiry into homelessness and housing crisis.
Submission for the Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry August 2016
August 2016
UNICEF partners with Save the Children to recommend to the United Nations Child Rights Committee key questions to ask New Zealand govt during the nation's Fifth Periodic Review of UNCROC.
Our Voices. Our Rights. 25 Key Questions arising from this Supplementary Report for the UN CRC August 2016
September 2016
In collaboration with the UNCROC Monitoring Group, UNICEF advises the United Nations Child Rights Committee on its concluding recommendations to New Zealand Govt.
Recommendations for UN Committee on the Rights of the Child September 2016
September 2016
UNICEF calls for strict regulations in the marketplace to protect children from exposure to electronic nicotine delivery devices (ENDs).
Submission: Policy Options for the Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes to the Ministry of Health September 2016
January 2017
UNICEF fully supports the supplementary order paper's new suggested amendment to the Act and makes further recommendations.
Submission on the Supplementary Order Paper Following the Education (Update) Amendment Bill to the Education and Science Select Committee
November 2016
UNICEF shows its concern for the changes in regulatory and decision-making structures in education.
Submission on the Education (Update) Amendment Bill to the Education and Science Select Committee November 2016.
February 2017
UNICEF supports the proposal to relieve local authorities of decision-making around water flouridation and recommends responsibility to be assumed at a national level.
Submission on the Health (Flouridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill to the Health Select Committee February 2017
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