Responsibilities include advocating on disability issues, overall strategy for the disability sector (including implementing and monitoring the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), and promoting and maintaining New Zealand Sign Language.
The Ministry of Disabled People, which is a departmental agency hosted by the Ministry of Social Development, provides the administrative support for this portfolio.
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Disability (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) Act 2008
New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006