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Diversity action 2011

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

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