On 18 April, as part of the annual Cultural Heritage Day in Moscow, the New Zealand Embassy opened its doors to visitors, giving them an unique opportunity for a closer look at the building that is otherwise closed for sightseeing.
UN Women in Uzbekistan with the support of the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan and the New Zealand Embassy in Moscow have implemented a project to support women’s economic empowerment in the Karakalpakstan region, a region that has been severely affected by the shrinking of the Aral Sea.
In 2013, to improve the futures of Kyrgyz children with special needs, the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia established an Inclusive Education Resource Centre in Bishkek to prepare children between the ages of 6-8 with special needs for entering into mainstream schooling.
On 4-5 November, at the invitation of the Russian Foreign Minister H.E. Sergey Lavrov, New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Murray McCully made an official working visit to the Russian Federation.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has received results confirming that the bacteria found in the whey protein concentrate (WPC) manufactured by Fonterra is not Clostridium botulinum. The organism is confirmed as Clostridium sporogenes. It is therefore not capable of producing botulism causing toxins.