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  • 1. Diversity Action 2011
    Joris de Bres
    Race Relations Commissioner
    NZ Diversity Forum
    Hamilton, August 2011
  • 2. Diversity Action Programme 2011
    Goals:
    • recognise and celebrate the cultural diversity of our society
    • 3. promote equal enjoyment by everyone of their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, regardless of race, colour, religion, ethnicity, or national origin
    • 4. foster harmonious relations between diverse peoples
    • 5. give effect to the Treaty of Waitangi
    • 225 participating organisations
    • 6. 149 community sector
    • 7. 59 public sector
    • 8. 10 private sector
    • 9. 7 iwi
    • 10. 654 diversity projects
  • Race Relations Report 2011
    • Published in March
    • 11. Ten priorities for action:
    • 12. Children, structural discrimination, unemployment, imprisonment, Maori representation, Auckland transition, Immigration Act, language, CERD report, human rights action plan
  • 1. Children
    protecting children who are vulnerable to abuse from harm and ensuring that all New Zealand children equally enjoy the right to education, good health, housing and freedom from poverty
    • Forum today
    • 13. Green paper for vulnerable children
    • 14. Children’s action plan?
    “Too many children are being hurt, abused, neglected and badly let down but we can change this and now is the time to act” – Paula Bennett
  • 15. 2. Structural discrimination
    identifying and working to remove any structural or institutional barriers to racial equality in the enjoyment of civil, political, social and economic rights
    • Research and discussions with government agencies
    • 16. Discussion paper developed for this forum
    • 17. Community consultation and further research
    • 18. Revised discussion paper to be published by April 2012
  • 3. Unemployment
    June 2010 - June 2011
    All 6.8 6.5
    Euro 4.4 4.7
    Maori 16.4 13.7
    Pacific 14.1 13.1
    Asian 10.5 6.1
    MELAA 9.0 12.1
    Youth 18.2 17.4
    Maori 30.3 24.8
    Pacific 30.6 27.4
    reducing the high rate of unemployment of Māori and Pacific peoples, and particularly of young people
  • 19. 4. Imprisonment
    Imprisonment
    September 2010
    reducing the number of people in our prisons and the disproportionate number of them who are Māori
  • 20. 5. Māori representation
    • Approach to all Mayors in March
    • 21. A number of councils discuss issue
    • 22. Approach to all local government CEOs in July
    • 23. Forum today
    • 24. Deadline 23 November
    • 25. Constitutional review
    making better provision for Māori representation in local government in this year’s representation reviews
  • 26. 6. Auckland Council
    ensuring that the transitional arrangements of the Auckland Council to provide for cultural diversity, inclusion and responsive services for diverse communities are confirmed and enhanced
    • Mayoral leadership
    • 27. Māori, Pacific and ethnic boards appointed
    • 28. Major diversity events recognised
    • 29. CCO and local boards?
    • 30. Community contracts expire next year?
    • 31. Forum today
  • 7. Immigration Act
    • Roundtable held in June
    • 32. Implementation generally going well
    • 33. Issues:
    • 34. Tribunal backlog
    • 35. Shortage of refugee specialist lawyers
    • 36. Access to education
    • 37. Exclusion for disability
    monitoring the impact of the new Immigration Act 2009 on migrants and refugees
  • 38. 8. Languages
    • Waitangi tribunal report
    • 39. Te Reo Māoriora report
    • 40. Kohanga reo claim
    • 41. Pacific languages strategy (forum today)
    • 42. Canterbury earthquakes highlight need for use of translators and interpreters (forums today)
    • 43. Language weeks
    renewing efforts to provide for the learning and use of te reo Māori, Pacific Island and other community languages
  • 44. 9. CERD report
    • Delay in process sought
    • 45. Draft government report for public consultation
    • 46. Forum yesterday
    • 47. Final report now due February 2012
    • 48. Shadow reports invited
    • 49. Hearing in Geneva in August?
    promoting public discussion and input into New Zealand’s 2010 report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 50. 10. Human rights action plan
    • Thirty priorities identified
    • 51. Forum held yesterday
    • 52. Separate plans proposed for government, community sector and Human Rights Commission
    • 53. Target for completion
    agreeing on actions by the public and private sectors and communities to implement the priority areas identified in the Human Rights Commission’s 2010 review of human rights.
  • 54. Scorecard
  • Current issues
    • Are the boat people coming?
    • 64. Bigotry on the internet
    • 65. Christchurch earthquake recovery – communication with diverse communities
    • 66. Māori privilege or Maori disadvantage?
    • 67. Racial inequalities
  • The changing face of New Zealand
    School enrolments 2010
    Northern region
    School enrolments 2010
    Southern region
  • 68. The changing face of New Zealand
  • 69. Race Relations Day 2012
    A fair go for all
    Rite tahitatoukatoa