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We are pleased to announce that the Director of our Health and Populations Research Institute, Dr Annemarie-Gillies, has been selected to attend and present at the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee in Geneva.

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Dr Annemarie Gillies will present Te Puna Ora o Mataatua's review of the New Zealand Governments Report that was submitted in May 2017.

Major Recommendations

Articles
1(1) and 1(3) relating to self-determination have not been reported on;

the
implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous
Peoples has not been reported on;

that a
standing question on the implementation on the United Nations Declaration on
the Rights of Indigenous Peoples be included in all periodic reporting;

the
transformational framework of Whānau Ora designed by Māori in meeting the
economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations of Māori has a marginalised
acknowledgement in the report.

funding
structures for Māori organisations or providers in addressing the issues of
well-being of whānau, hapū and Iwi are disproportionate and
discriminatory. 

that while there
has been a change of government in New Zealand, breaches of economic, social
and cultural rights of Māori are historical, systematic and structural.

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that
questions relating to entrenchment mechanisms in meeting the economic, social
and cultural rights of Māori, alongside policy questions, be included in all
periodic reporting.

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Annemarie Gillies on Radio Waatea
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Dr Gillies will be in Geneva the week of 19-23 March 2018.

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