Sunday, January 23, 2011

NZ pretends recognition of the Rights of the Child


The Child Poverty Action group has issued a press statement exposing the government's hypocrisy about the Rights of the Child.
A recently released UN report on the Rights of the Child issued a damning assessment New Zealand's record, where twenty per cent of NZ children live in poverty, children's health is worsening, and social inequality is increasing.
Sue Mackwell, Deputy Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development, tried to put a positive spin on this appalling situation, with little success, as the CPAG points out:

http://www.cpag.org.nz/assets/Media%20releases/2011%20PR%20NZ%20response%20to%20UN%20Committee%20on%20Rights%20of%20Child%20Jan24.pdf

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