The Universal Periodic Review is one of the most important events in the human rights calender.
Changing Minds is participating in a national review of the human rights situation in New Zealand. This process is called the Universal Periodic Review, and involves getting feedback from individuals, NGOs, and not-for-profit organisations about how we are progressing our commitments to human rights. This feedback, collected for the United Nations, is a chance for us to hold our government accountable to previous commitments that we have made as a nation. The Human Rights Commission is inviting individuals and organisations to participate in free workshops and to write short reports (very short, five main points at most are recommended) that may go on to inform the discussions about this review of New Zealand at the United Nations. Please contact Michael White on email@example.com if:
• You wish to attend one of the Commission’s workshops;
• Would like to receive further emails about how to be involved in the UPR process;
• If you or your organization are hosting an event where the Commission could talk about UPR 13/14; or
• You would like the Commission to assist with facilitating co-ordinated engagement from your sector.
The Human Rights Foundation is hosting a meeting for NGO’s at the Auckland Trades Hall Building at 147 Great North Road Grey Lynn from 5 – 7pm on Thursday 4 April. For event details please see here.