New Zealand and the UN Security Council 2015-2016
Ministerial statements and press releases 2015-2016
Read our Ministerial press releases and statements.
Statements to the UNSC
Read our statements to the Security Council.
Changing the culture of the Security Council
We led a wide range of initiatives to improve the performance, transparency and inclusiveness of the Security Council.
We sought to bring a fresh perspective.
Standing up for small states
We brought the peace and security challenges facing small island developing states into the spotlight of the Council.
Focusing the world's attention on Syria at a critical point in the conflict.
During that time, the Security Council considered and responded to the most pressing threats to international peace and security. These included the situations in Syria, South Sudan and North Korea, as well as ISIL/Daesh’s brutal attacks on civilians.