MFAT Annual Report 2019-20
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Our contribution to New Zealanders' wellbeing
An overview of what the Ministry delivered in 2019-20 under our value propositions: Kaitiakitanga, Influence, Security and Prosperity.
Case Study: Assisted departure flight from Wuhan
The COVID-19 pandemic affected thousands of New Zealanders travelling and living overseas. It required the Ministry’s largest and most complex ever consular response.
Case Study: Virtual signing of the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement a first for New Zealand
Recognising the potential of the digital economy, New Zealand and two of its partners – Chile and Singapore – worked together to develop the DEPA.
Case Study: The Ministry signs milestone trade Memorandum of Understanding with Māori
Twelve months of work with Māori leaders has led to the establishment of Te Taumata.
Case Study: New Zealand a key player in developing an interim appeal solution at the WTO
The WTO’s dispute settlement function levels the playing field for small economies. New Zealand was actively engaged in addressing an impasse that threatened this function.
Case Study: Coastal fisheries and aquaculture programmes support COVID-19 recovery in the Pacific
Coastal fisheries and aquaculture are vital to economic and social wellbeing in the Pacific region, providing livelihoods and food security.
Case Study: Negotiation of the Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability
In 2019 New Zealand and four other countries launched negotiations on an innovative trade agreement to make a difference to climate change and other environmental issues.