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The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) is an independent non-governmental organisation that seeks to encourage an understanding of the importance of global affairs to the political and economic well-being of New Zealand. 

National Office upcoming events

The Rise of Multi-Headed Challenges: How the EU responds to climate change, migration and security - Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service

Monday, 19 August 2019 - 5:30pm

Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service, will discuss the complicated and challenging relationship between climate change, migration and security. He will talk about how they relate to and amplify each other as well as how the European Union works to mitigate them.  Free to register now!


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NZIIA National Conference, 18 October 2019, Auckland - 9am-5pm

     Pacific Futures: Connections, Identity and Security

The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs is holding its national conference in Auckland this year with a major focus on the Pacific, the influences shaping its future what some of its biggest challenges are. This conference will be vital for understanding the new dynamics in the Pacific and what these mean for the diplomatic community, the business community and for Pasifika communities everywhere.

Keynote address: Rt Hon Winston Peters

A range of other speakers including several from the Pacific, will also be talking at the conference.


Listen to our most recent speaker on Youtube

   Ken Ash, Director of the OECD Trade and

   Agriculture Directorate spoke in Wellington

   on 22 July 2019.  Listen to his



  Previous events on our podcast page are available here
















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