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All mokopuna live their best lives

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Welcome to Mana Mokopuna - Children and Young People's Commission

We are an independent advocate for all 1.2 million mokopuna aged under 18 in Aotearoa. We also advocate for care-experienced mokopuna aged up to 25.

Mana Mokopuna - Children and Young People’s Commission is a new name for our organisation, but we have a rich whakapapa built on the commitment of former Children’s Commissioners since 1989.

Mana Mokopuna – Children and Young People’s Commission is now governed by a board of five Commissioners, led by Chief Children’s Commissioner Dr Claire Achmad.

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Recently published reports

21 March 2024 Reports

"Without racism Aotearoa would be better": Mokopuna share their experiences of racism and solutions to end it

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6 November 2023 Reports

2021/22 Annual report of activities under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT)

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12 October 2023 Reports

Te Puna Wai ō Tuhinapo OPCAT Follow-Up Monitoring Report, June 2023

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