In the 1990s, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea was in the grip of a devastating civil war. New Zealand combined diplomatic skill, opportunity, and luck to play a vital role in resolving the conflict and setting the region on a pathway to peace. Created as part of the Ministry’s 75th anniversary.
MFAT at 75
2018 was the Ministry’s 75th anniversary. See some of the notable events that we have been involved in over the years that have helped shape New Zealand and the world.
News & Events
The briefings to the incoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Climate Change and Minister fro Trade and Export Growth outline the role and responsibilities of the Ministers as well as the Ministry.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report, presented to the House of Representatives.
The State Services Commission has published the Ministry’s second review under its Performance Improvement Framework (PIF).
State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes today announced the appointment of Chris Seed as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Chief Executive, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.