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Children's rights in the COVID-19 response The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Monitoring Group

Contributor(s): New Zealand. The .UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Monitoring Group.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Getting it right.Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Office of the Children's Commissioner, 2021Description: electronic document (62 pages) ; PDF file : 2.5 MB.ISBN: 978-0-473-56709-5 (PDF).Subject(s): Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa | Human Rights Commission | Te Kāhuii Tika Tangata | New Zealand. Office of the Children's Commissioner | Save the Children New Zealand | UNICEF New Zealand | ADOLESCENTS | CHILDREN | CHILDREN'S RIGHTS | CHILDREN'S VOICES | Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) | COVID-19 | GOVERNMENT POLICY | ORGANISATIONAL SYSTEMS | PANDEMICS | SAFETY | WELLBEING | YOUNG PEOPLE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website Summary: This report outlines what has worked for children in the COVID-19 response over the last year and recommends ways to better implement children’s rights in laws, policies and practices. It is the third thematic report in the Getting it Right series prepared by the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group. The report encourages the Government to apply the lessons learned responding to COVID-19 to redesign our systems to tackle the big issues facing children and young people. The report draws on the experiences of coming together, including as Te Tiriti o Waitangi intended – shoulder to shoulder as equals with important contributions to make for the wellbeing of everyone. It includes a range of recommendations to improve policies and practice by incorporating the rights of children and young people in areas including welfare, housing, education, health and justice. (From the website). Record #7047
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Getting it right, 2021: 3, March 2021

This report outlines what has worked for children in the COVID-19 response over the last year and recommends ways to better implement children’s rights in laws, policies and practices. It is the third thematic report in the Getting it Right series prepared by the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group.

The report encourages the Government to apply the lessons learned responding to COVID-19 to redesign our systems to tackle the big issues facing children and young people.

The report draws on the experiences of coming together, including as Te Tiriti o Waitangi intended – shoulder to shoulder as equals with important contributions to make for the wellbeing of everyone. It includes a range of recommendations to improve policies and practice by incorporating the rights of children and young people in areas including welfare, housing, education, health and justice. (From the website). Record #7047

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