CEDAW reports

CEDAW reports

Next report: 2023

The ninth periodic report on New Zealand's implementation of CEDAW is due to be submitted in July 2023. 

The New Zealand Government asked to sign up for simplified reporting for this next report. The simplified reporting process provides the Committee with a more targeted report, enhances the effectiveness of the treaty monitoring system, and strengthens State parties’ capacity to respond in a timely and effective manner. Simplified reporting still requires public and agency engagement.

Under this option, the CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group (PSWG) will highlight a “List of issues prior to reporting” (LOIPR) for the New Zealand Government to respond to. This response will constitute the next report. 

New Zealand has received the LOIPR, and work is underway to coordinate a government response. You can download and read the full LOIPR below.

The issues raised in the LOIPR cover a broad range of areas, including issues relating to the health and wellbeing of women and girls, women peace and security, sexual harassment in the workplace, gender-responsive budgeting, and criminalising gender-based violence.

The next CEDAW report will be based on the list of issues and responses to the questions received. You can provide feedback on the LOIPR and what the responses to the questions should be, or anything else you think should be covered in the report. To do this, email your feedback to info@women.govt.nz by 5pm, 30 September 2022. 

There will be further opportunity to engage with us on the draft report in early 2023.

2020 Interim Report

Read the Interim CEDAW report, August 2020.

Eighth report

Read the Status of New Zealand CEDAW report 2016. The eighth report on New Zealand's implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). 

The concluding observations resulting from New Zealand’s examination on CEDAW were released on on 12 July 2018. The Concluding Observations commend the measures taken to ensure the protection of women’s rights in New Zealand, and make recommendations covering a wide range of issues including the visibility of CEDAW; access to justice; eliminating gender-based violence against women; accelerating women’s equal representation in decision-making positions; eliminating occupational segregation; and realising substantive equality in the labour market.

Seventh Report

Read the CEDAW Report 2010: The Status of Women in New Zealand: The seventh report on New Zealand's implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. 

Read the Minister of Women's Affairs' Statement to UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, July 2012.

Read the concluding observations of the CEDAW Committee.

Read the information provided by New Zealand in follow-up to the concluding observations 2014.

Sixth Report

Read the CEDAW Report 2006: The Status of Women in New Zealand: The sixth report on New Zealand's implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Questions & Answers sixth CEDAW Response. The government's response to questions from the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on New Zealand's Sixth CEDAW report (April 2007).  

Read the Opening Statement: New Zealand Mission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Hon Lianne Dalziel Minister of Women's Affairs, Friday 3 August 2007 and the 2007 Concluding comments.

Fifth Report

Read the CEDAW Report 2002. The Status of Women in New Zealand: The fifth report on New Zealand's Progress on Implementing the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Read the CEDAW Committee's concluding observations on New Zealand's fifth CEDAW Report (advance and unedited version),  July 2003.

Other Reports

Read the First CEDAW Report 1986.   For copies of the CEDAW Third & Fourth CEDAW Report 1998, and the Second CEDAW Report 1992 please contact the Ministry at mwa@mwa.govt.nz.