NZ-MFAT Strategic Intentions 2019-2023


The Strategic Intentions set out the impact we aim to achieve for New Zealanders and what the Ministry will deliver over the next four years, in line with the Government’s priorities. Delivering on its intentions will make a material contribution to New Zealanders’ long-term well being. This reflects New Zealand’s interdependence with other countries and our global environment when it comes to securing well being within the Government’s Living Standards Framework.

Priorities for the Ministry over the coming year to meet the Government’s objectives include implementing the Pacific Reset; international climate change leadership; APEC 2021 preparations; the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dispute Settlement Mechanism and WTO reform; free trade agreement negotiations; the Bougainville Peace Agreement process; Brexit; the Christchurch Call on elimination of terrorist and violent extremist content online; initiatives with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); and non-proliferation efforts.