Our Vision is to give New Zealand an edge internationally.
It is our mission to create the conditions for New Zealand to thrive and to make its mark as a global citizen by:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for promoting and protecting New Zealand's interests abroad. The Ministry works for Ministers in four ministerial portfolios:
The Ministry has two votes: Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade, which also provides funding to one Crown entity (New Zealand Antarctic Institute) and two Crown charitable trusts (Pacific Cooperation Foundation and Asia New Zealand Foundation), and Vote Official Development Assistance. The Ministry has a joint role with the Ministry of Economic Development to monitor the performance of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade helps New Zealand to navigate the global environment by being highly engaged in that environment, by effectively and creatively representing New Zealand's interests abroad, and by providing the highest quality policy advice to the New Zealand Government on New Zealand's response to the global environment.
Our key activities: