Last updated: Thursday, 30 June 2022 | Rāpare, 30 Pipiri, 2022
Drafting a Declaration plan in Aotearoa: What you need to know
National Iwi Chairs Forum’s Pou Tikanga, Human Rights Commission and Te Puni Kōkiri together have created a suite of material in te reo Māori and English on the Declaration and the process for creating and implementing a Declaration plan in New Zealand.
A Declaration Plan in Aotearoa A5 booklet in Māori [PDF 1.5MB]
A Declaration Plan in Aotearoa A5 booklet in English [PDF 1.5MB]
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A3 poster in Māori [PDF 763KB]
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A3 poster in English [PDF 763KB]
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples FAQs in Māori [PDF 761KB]
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples FAQs in English [PDF 761KB]
The rights of Indigenous peoples: What you need to know
The Human Rights Commission produced, The Rights of Indigenous Peoples: What you need to know’, a guide that cover indigenous rights and the Declaration.
Read the Declaration
- Read a summary of the Declaration in English (PDF 274KB)
- Read the Declaration in English (PDF 241KB)
- Read the Declaration in te reo Māori (PDF 224KB)
- Read a bilingual version of the Declaration in both English and te reo Māori (PDF 661KB)
Read additional information
- Read the key articles in English (PDF 213KB)
- Read the key articles in te reo Māori (PDF 125KB)
- Read an Overview of Declaration and targeted engagement process in English (PDF 221KB)
- Read an Overview of Declaration and targeted engagement process in te reo Māori (PDF 586KB)
- Read FAQs in English (PDF 212KB)
- Read FAQs in te reo Māori (PDF 905KB)
British Columbia releases the first UN Declaration plan of action
On 30 March 2022, British Columbia became the first province to release their United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Declaration plan) in Canada. Developed in consultation and co-operation with Indigenous Peoples, this Declaration plan outlines 89 specific actions the government will take to create a better province for the Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia, over the next five years.
Treaty of Waitangi poster
The Human Rights Commission produced a Treaty of Waitangi poster, which features the text of the Treaty of Waitangi and Te Tiriti o Waitangi with a human rights summary included.
Wider contribution to declaration aspirations
While Te Puni Kōkiri is the lead agency, across New Zealand there are also numerous examples of iwi, hapū, whānau Māori, NGO’s, government agencies and other groups carrying out work that contributes towards recognising and implementing the values of the Declaration in New Zealand. This includes honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
The following documents demonstrate progress towards achieving the Declaration’s aspirations: