AUCKLAND: Cooperation and Collaboration: What Multilateralism Really Means
Monday, 16 September 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lecture Theatre 032 (#105-032) Old Arts Building (the Clock Tower) Princes Street, University of Auckland, Auckland CBD

SPEAKER: H.E. Bernard Savage, Ambassador, European Union

Multilateralism among nations is facing a series of challenges.  Nations that were formerly solid supporters of the multilateral system are striking out on their own.    

As a collection of countries, the European Union has multilateralism in its DNA.    Its success over 60 years propels it to support and encourage attempts at collaboration between nations. New Zealand is similarly resolute in its defence of multilateralism.   As with the EU, its security and prosperity depends on multilateralism.

Representing a band of brothers - and sisters – Ambassador Savage will sketch the benefits of the international rules-based order, and will explain cooperation between the EU and New Zealand to defend, and affirmatively to extend, that order.