The Ministry acts in the world to build a safer, more prosperous and more sustainable future for New Zealanders.
Forging strong international connections
Relationships are at the heart of our work at MFAT—we’re the diplomats, negotiators, analysts and advisors working to build a safer, more prosperous and more sustainable future for New Zealanders.
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MFAT is focused on delivering on the Government’s priorities. Our Strategic Intentions set out our goals.
Meet the people leading our ministry. Together we report to the ministers of foreign affairs and for trade and export growth.
We employ around 1,800 staff. Our people are our most valued resource. See our vacancies.
Our head office is in Wellington, New Zealand and we have 60 posts in 53 countries around the world.
We publish six-monthly reports on the Chief Executive's business expenses, and gifts or hospitality received.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs logos can be used, with our agreement, by external partners on material that we are directly involved in, or are supporting (e.g. hosting or providing funding).
Each year, we report on our progress against the Ministry’s Strategic Intentions and performance measures.
If you are a former MFAT employee that was employed by us at any point since July 2010, you may be due a remediation payment.
Our Consular Snapshot reports summarise how we helped New Zealanders overseas each year.
We provide Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs) to new Ministers following a general election or a change in Minister.