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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. 


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

      Pacific Futures: Connections, Identity and Security

The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Pacific Cooperation Foundation. is holding its annual conference on 18 October 2019, in Auckland.

The "Pacific Futures" conference is focussed squarely on the Pacific - the influences shaping its future and some of its biggest challenges. 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 and New Zealand communities everywhere.

The keynote address will be from Rt Hon Winston Peters, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Samoa’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa will also give a speech.

Please register for this conference by visiting our website: www.pacificfutures.nz


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   Ken Ash, Director of the OECD Trade and

   Agriculture Directorate spoke in Wellington

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