Latest Foreign Affairs Headlines

Govt won't pick up the tab in OZ - PM

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:30:17 +1200 | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will continue to push for young New Zealanders living in Australia to get the financial help they need but has ruled out picking up the tab.More >>

Divest From BlackRock! May 23 In New York City

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:15:53 +1200 | Marc Eliot Stein

On Wednesday morning, May 23 2018 in New York City, the annual shareholder’s meeting of BlackRock, the shadowy but gigantic “too big to fail” financial conglomerate that profited from the Wall Street crash of 2007/2008 and has been profiting for ...More >>

ICC Prosecutor on the referral submitted by Palestine

Wed, 23 May 2018 06:08:30 +1200 | International Criminal Court

Today, 22 May 2018, I received a referral from the Government of the State of Palestine ("Palestine"), a State Party to the Rome Statute, regarding the situation in Palestine since 13 June 2014 with no end date.More >>

EU and New Zealand to start free trade talks

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:10:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union (EU) has taken a major step forward with the announcement overnight that the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council has approved its negotiating mandate.More >>

New Zealand expresses concern regarding Venezuelan elections

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:32:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

“New Zealand has been following developments in Venezuela closely in recent months and is extremely concerned about the deteriorating situation in the country, including the continuing erosion of democratic norms and institutions,” Foreign Affairs Minister ...More >>

Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit China

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:33:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs MEDIA STATEMENT 22 May 2018 More >>

Have your say on the prohibition of nuclear weapons

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:20:12 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

New Zealand Parliament is now seeking public submissions on an international treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. More >>

"Systematic Murder" Complaint Filed To ICC Over Gaza Killings

Tue, 22 May 2018 04:30:11 +1200 | Alastair Thompson

As diplomatic condemnations of the Gaza Massacre death toll from last Monday continue to echo around the world, an International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes committed by Israeli Defence Force snipers against Palestinian prostesters ...More >>

Australia's voting at the UNHRC

Mon, 21 May 2018 17:19:36 +1200 | The General Delegation of Palestine to Australia

Australia’s voting at the 28th Special Session of the UNHRC against a resolution to establish an independent commission of inquiry is immoral, provocative and contrary to international law.More >>

Unsettling the Summits: John Bolton’s Libya Solution

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:39:13 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

The inevitable stop, start and stuttering of the Korean peace process was bound to manifest itself soon after the hugs, expansive smiles and sympathetic back rubs. Dates have been set – the Kim-Trump summit is slated to take place in Singapore ...More >>

Union leader Mike Treen to join flotilla to Gaza in July

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:33:15 +1200 | Kia Ora Gaza

Mike Treen is a prominent, life-long human rights campaigner and trade union leader in New Zealand. More >>

Educational workshops for canoe fishermen being held in Niue

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:10:24 +1200 | Maritime New Zealand

Traditional canoe fishermen in Niue will be provided with tips and tools for survival at sea this month, through workshops delivered by New Zealand’s Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP). The PMSP delivers maritime safety initiatives throughout ...More >>

Max Harris: Reclaiming an Independent Foreign Policy 31 May

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:34:18 +1200 | New Zealand Fabian Society

New Zealand has drifted from its commitment to independent foreign policy in recent years. This talk explains that recent history - and sets out the elements of an effective, independent foreign policy. It then makes some practical suggestions about new directions ...More >>

Is this the Death Knell for Iran’s Regional Project?

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:38:46 +1200 | Franklin Lamb

It’s been a rough past few months for Iran’s Velayat-e faqih, Supreme Leader, Ali Hosseni Khamenei, and his personal army, the IRGC’s Al Quds Force, as well as its ambitious and increasingly edgy leader, General Qassim Solemani.More >>

Visit reinforces strength of New Zealand-Japan relationship

Sun, 20 May 2018 16:48:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters departs Tokyo this evening following a productive three-day visit to Japan. More >>

NZ to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in Japan

Sun, 20 May 2018 15:44:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in Japan Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced New Zealand is continuing a tradition of over 50 years by gifting a white horse to Tōshōgū Shrine in Nikkō, Japan. A New Zealand ...More >>

Israel Institute seeks balance in conflict reporting

Sat, 19 May 2018 12:04:42 +1200 | Israel Institute

Israel Institute seeks balance in conflict reporting Over the past few days there has been significant coverage of the current conflict developing between Israel and Palestine. Sadly, much of this coverage has been one-sided and factually incorrect ...More >>

Israeli Embassy accused of hypocrisy

Sat, 19 May 2018 12:03:09 +1200 | Palestine Solidarity Network

The Palestine Solidarity Network is accusing the Israeli Embassy in Wellington of hypocrisy in its verbal attacks on the Prime Minister. More >>

560 Palestinian Israeli gunshot victims contact ICC

Sat, 19 May 2018 08:48:19 +1200 | Gaza SCOOP

Israeli crimes committed in Gaza 560 Palestinian victims of Israeli gunshots are contacting the International Criminal Court More >>

ASEAN@50 Fellowships awarded

Fri, 18 May 2018 16:11:59 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Press Release 18 May 2018 ASEAN@50 Fellowships awarded The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE) are proud to announce the award of the ASEAN@50 Fellowships ...More >>


Featured InfoPages