MFAT acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.

We advance the Government’s international priorities.

We interpret changes, provide advice to the Government on their implications, and then act to promote and protect New Zealand's interests. By building connections and influence in other countries we secure the outcomes that matter to New Zealand.

We seek to deliver value to New Zealand and New Zealanders, through:

  • improved prosperity for New Zealand and our region
  • the stability, security and resilience of our country, our people and our region
  • leadership by amplifying New Zealand’s influence and standing in the world
  • kaitiakitanga or stewardship, by delivering solutions to global challenges for the benefit of present and future generations.