17 June 2024  Submissions

Submission on the Petition of VOYCE Whakarongo Mai: Formally recognise UNCROC commitments to children and young people in care

Mana Mokopuna - Children and Young People's Commission continues to hold the Government accountable for fulfilling its domestic and international legal obligations and duties in relation to all children, including all children in the care of the State.

Taking action on the VOYCE Whakarongo Mai Six Promises outlined in the petition would contribute to upholding these obligations and duties, and would also respond, in part, to the recent Concluding Observations and recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. This would be a positive way for the State to advance implementation of the Children’s Convention.