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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. 

Upcoming Events for 2020

Due to the COVID-19 New Zealand Government lockdown, all future events are now on hold.

We are now working from home and are happy to respond to any queries.

We wish all the best to anyone affected by COVID-19.


Listen to our most recent speakers on YouTube 

Ms Izumi Nakamitsu - Securing Our Common Future: Challenges And Prospects for Disarmament      Listen here

Mrs Brigitte Collet - France and the Challenges of the Fight Against Climate Change      Listen here 

Previous events on our YouTube page are available here 


Pacific Futures Conference 2019

In partnership with the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, the Pacific Cooperation Foundation and support from the University of Otago, the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs organised a one-day conference focusing on the influences and challenges facing the Pacific region.  While the Institute’s national conferences have tended to be held in Wellington, the decision to hold this conference in Auckland allowed for a strong presence from a number of locally-based Pasifika representatives, as well as underscoring the Institute’s role as a national institution.  Read more

Click here for our hightlights video.



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