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MFAT Annual Report 2019-20
In this section
An overview of what the Ministry delivered in 2019-20 under our value propositions: Kaitiakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Influence, Security and Prosperity.
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.
Recognising the potential of the digital economy, New Zealand and two of its partners – Chile and Singapore – worked together to develop the DEPA.
Twelve months of work with Māori leaders has led to the establishment of Te Taumata.
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.
Coastal fisheries and aquaculture are vital to economic and social wellbeing in the Pacific region, providing livelihoods and food security.
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.