Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

PM to promote global cooperation at UN Leaders’ Week

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister
MP for Mt Albert


PĀNUI PĀPĀHO

MEDIA STATEMENT


20 September 2018

Prime Minister to promote global cooperation at UN Leaders’ Week

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will make the case for global cooperation on combating climate change and inequality, supporting the rights of women and children and promoting fair global trading rules when she joins leaders from around the world at the United National General Assembly in New York next week.

The Prime Minister will be promoting multilateralism and New Zealand’s interests at a wide range of speaking engagements, bilateral meetings, and media appearances.

“No country can fix a global problem on their own, we are all connected. Every person both benefits from and relies on global cooperation to address the challenges, big and small, facing our world,” said Jacinda Ardern.

“My key message for the week is the need for us to recommit to global rules and enhance our multilateral systems to better address challenges such as climate change, trade and the protection of human rights.

“For the past 70 years, the global rules-based system has supported our cultural and economic growth, and significantly reduced the risk of conflict between states. It’s important countries do not turn their back on this system.

“Opening week of the General Assembly is the largest gathering of world leaders on the international calendar. It’s a chance to advance New Zealand’s interests on the world stage, reconnect with partners and forge new alliances.

“During the week I will be seeking to build support for collective action – our best hope to address the global challenges we face – and ensure the views of New Zealand and our Pacific neighbors are heard on the international stage.

“Climate change will be a key focus of my week. I will be delivering the keynote address at the opening of UN Climate Week, speaking at the One Planet Summit hosted by the President of France and hosting the inaugural meeting of Carbon Neutrality Alliance, along with the Marshall Islands. Each will provide opportunities to highlight New Zealand’s significant climate change policy agenda and work alongside the Pacific as a global climate leader.

“I will also be making the case for a fair rules based system for global trade. New Zealand relies on all countries playing by the book and wants to see the benefits of trade shared evenly. I’ll be speaking on our progressive trade agenda at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum and taking opportunities to speak to European Union leaders to assess progress on our free trade talks.

“During the week I will engage in a range of bilateral discussions with fellow leaders and representatives including the UN Secretary General António Guterres, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway to advance issues around women and children and sustainable development.

“Promoting New Zealand on the world stage is a key role of every Prime Minister. I will be appearing on the Today Show, undertaking a long form interview with Christiane Amanpour and sitting on the couch on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about our country to a combined television audience of over 7 million people.”

Jacinda Ardern will deliver New Zealand’s statement in the United Nations General Debate on 27 September.

Itinerary highlights (New York Time)

Sunday 23 September

Keynote address at the 9th annual Social Good Summit

Meeting with UN Secretary General, António Guterres

New Zealand Business Networking Event

Monday 24 September

Appearance on The Today Show

Keynote speech at opening of Climate Week 2018

Statement at Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Opening Plenary

Attend President Trump’s Annual Reception for Heads of Delegation

Tuesday 25 September

Interview with Christiane Amanpour

Attend opening of UNGA General Debate

Meeting with Anne Hathaway, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday 26 September

Participate in panel discussion on trade at Bloomberg Global Business Forum

Keynote address at President Macron’s Global Planet Summit 2.0

Appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Attend European Union Reception

Thursday 27 September

Speak at third UN High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

Keynote speech at International Conference on Sustainable Development World Leaders Forum

Inaugural Meeting of the Carbon Neutrality Coalition - convened by New Zealand

Panel discussion with Julia Gillard at New York Times ‘New Rules Summit: Women, Leadership, and a Playbook for Change’

Deliver national statement in the UN General Assembly

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Not Buying What Todd Muller Is Selling

Chloe Swarbrick is number three in the Greens Party list released this morning. Todd Muller has released his new party line-up today, which will excite everyone who still wants to know what Gerry Brownlee and Judith Collins will be up to in future. Wider point being : Swarbrick is a household name after three years in Parliament, and has been steering our cannabis laws towards a national referendum at this year’s election. Todd Muller has spent twice as long in Parliament as Swarbrick and yet – until last week – no one beyond his immediate family and friends had ever heard of him... More>>


 

National: "Todd Muller Announces Shape Of Next Government"

National Party Leader Todd Muller has announced the line-up of the next Government. “New Zealand is facing perhaps the toughest time that almost anyone alive can remember. “We are borrowing tens of billions of dollars to get us through this crisis. There ... More>>

ALSO:

Lockdown Rules: Timeline For Moving To Level 1 Needed

The BusinessNZ Network is calling for more clarity about the conditions under which businesses can move to Covid level 1. The network is concerned about large numbers of businesses that are at risk of closure if restrictions continue at the current ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Day Of Reckoning

Congratulations. You are one of the 55 members of the National caucus being called together tomorrow to choose who will lead you to either (a) catastrophic or (b) honourable defeat on September 19, thereby saving some (but not all) of the jobs currently on the line. Good luck. Your decision process starts NOW... More>>

ALSO:


Budget 2020: Jobs Budget To Get Economy Moving Again

Investments to both save and create jobs in Budget 2020 mean unemployment can be back to pre COVID-19 levels within two years and could see the economy growing again as early as next year. More>>

ALSO:

Covid-19 Response: Law Setting Up Legal Framework For Covid-19 Alert Level 2 Passes


The law establishing a legal framework for the response to Covid-19 has passed its final reading and will become law in time for the move to Alert Level 2 tonight.
This is a bespoke Act designed specifically to stop the spread of COVID-19... More>>

ALSO:

ACT: Parliament Quits MP Cut Pay Debate To Go Home Early

“In an outrageous move, Parliament has today passed voluntary MP pay cuts and avoided any debate over whether to make them compulsory and transparent”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.... More>>

ALSO:

Trans-Tasman Bubble: PMs Jacinda And Morrison Announce Plans

Australia and New Zealand are committed to introducing a trans-Tasman COVID-safe travel zone as soon as it is safe to do so, Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison MP have announced... More>>

ALSO:

The Dig: Steady State Economics: We’ve Got Some (systems) Thinking To Do

In this time of impending economic and ecological crises, we urgently need to aim for a sustainable or ‘steady state’ economy. In order to get there, we will need to adopt a ‘systems-thinking’ outlook taking into account the interconnections of our complex world.

In short, we’ve got some systems thinking to do... More>>

ALSO:

Election 2020: Parties Get Into gear

The Green Party is pleased to reveal its candidate list for the upcoming election. With a mix of familiar faces and fresh new talent, this exceptional group of candidates are ready to lead the Greens back into Government. Using the most democratic list ... More>>

ALSO:

Insight Into Regenerative Agriculture In New Zealand

There is a fast growing movement in New Zealand that has been happening out in paddocks, fields, gardens and hill country across the nation. It is a movement that holds the promise to reshape our productive land use industries towards systems that work with the natural environment to regenerate the land. The movement is that of regenerative agriculture. More>>

ALSO:

Covid-19: Tracer App Released To Support Contact Tracing

The Ministry of Health has today formally released the NZ COVID Tracer app to support contact tracing in New Zealand. Kiwis who download the app will create a digital diary of the places they visit by scanning QR codes displayed at the entrances to ... More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On The Dodgy Politics Of Easing Level 3

As countries around the world tentatively emerge from lockdown, a lot of political noise is being generated by politically-driven arguments that (a) the safeguards need to be lifted faster and (b) the lockdown itself was an over-reaction likely to leave lasting economic damage in its wake... More>>

ALSO:

National: No Show By Treasury Shows Govt In Full Dismissal Mode

Treasury’s last minute decision not to bother showing up at the Epidemic Response Committee shows an arrogant Government that’s happy to dismiss scrutiny, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Treasury Secretary Caralee McLiesh was ... More>>

ALSO:

Govt: Concern At Introduction Of National Security Legislation For Hong Kong
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the New Zealand Government has reacted with concern at the introduction of legislation in China’s National People’s Congress relating to national security in Hong Kong... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels