New Zealand Embassy Mexico City


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico provided funding to assist ProAgua del Pueblo to establish 41 orchards with fertiliser systems for the K’iche’ community in Sacapulas, Guatemala. These orchards will produce crops such as tomatoes, spinach, cabbage and radish, and will contribute to the food security of 41 families. Training was a key component of the project and New Zealand Embassy funding was used to organise and support workshops on the importance of orchards for food security and women’s rights.


The following information has been provided by Kylie Archer, Director of the New Zealand Flag Consideration Project. 

In October 2014, the Cabinet of the New Zealand Government agreed on a process to enable New Zealanders to consider changing the New Zealand Flag.  This included the appointment of a Panel to develop and lead a public engagement process, designed to provide a range of different opportunities for New Zealanders to have a say in the future of the flag.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


On 17 November 2014 Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade visited New Zealand, where he was met in Auckland by Foreign Minister Murray McCully.


The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico supported local community organisation Puente de la Salud Comunitaria to construct 11 bio-intensive orchards in the southern state of Oaxaca.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


On 25 September 2014 Clare Kelly, the New Zealand Ambassador to Mexico, participated in the opening ceremony of an urban orchard located south of Mexico City. The project was funded through the Head of Mission Fund in collaboration with Mexico City’s Secretariat for Rural Development and Equity for Communities and by the organisation ‘Ciudadanos Edificando Soluciones’.


New Zealand is an active supporter of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement[i]. On 25 July 2014 the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City and New Zealand Customs hosted a seminar on the Agreement in Panama City for customs officials from Central America.

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