Our Highlights

In line with our purpose, the Ministry delivers value to New Zealanders and contributes to their wellbeing. We do this in line with our four value propositions for New Zealanders.


Generations of New Zealanders benefit from sustainable solutions to global and regional challenges.

  • $17 Million of ODA funding provided to the COVAX facility
  • $142.2 million dispersed to the Pacific to support COVID-19 responses
  • Scott Base redevelopment project progressed
  • New Zealand supported Pacific countries to respond to sea level rise
  • New Zealand supported progress on Pacific climate resilience


New Zealanders have confidence their country can influence others on issues that matter to them, now and in the future.

  • Successfully hosting a virtual APEC21
  • Maintained close ties with New Zealand‘s partners
  • 100% delivery on our 2016-2020 ASEAN Plan of Action
  • Progressed New Zealand values in international rules and norms
  • Sir Robert Martin re-elected to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


New Zealanders have better job opportunities and incomes from trade, investment and other international connections.

  • Quarantine-free Travel secured with Australia, Cooks Islands, and Niue
  • 64.5% of exports covered by Free Trade Agreements
  • Continued to deepen and strengthen engagement with Māori
  • $195 million estimated worth of Non-Tariff Barriers resolved
  • 77,000views of MFAT market insights reports


New Zealanders are able to live, do business, travel and communicate more safely at home and offshore.

  • New Zealand hosted the Christchurch Call’s Second Anniversary Summit
  • 2,750 +Global consular cases managed
  • Pursued efforts to uphold international rules on disarmament and non-proliferation
  • New Zealand signed the Artemis Accords
  • New Zealand took up a role on the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency


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