Samoa uses UN platform to call on NZ to protect migrant workers

Samoa uses UN platform to call on NZ to protect migrant workers
NZ deputy PM Winston Peters with UN secretary general António Guterres. (Image: UN)
Gregor Thompson
Samoa has called on New Zealand to do more to protect the rights of workers granted entry under the recognised seasonal employer scheme.The call for NZ to implement recommendations from a policy review came up at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on April 28.Policy recommendations from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) review were delivered mid-2023.Every five years, UN members are subject to a UPR, which assesses progress on various human rights issues within the...

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