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.


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

Read the Prime Minister's media release


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.


The cricket match which was organised by the New Zealand Embassy as its last event on Saturday 7 July produced a day of good cricket and lots of fun.

The two teams, an Australia/New Zealand team and a South Asian team, competed for the New Zealand Ambassador's Cup and individual prizes. The Australian and Pakistani Ambassadors were the respective captains of their teams.


The New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm has now closed.

The last event the Embassy has organised is a cricket match on Saturday 7 July.

The match of 35 overs will be played at the Sigtuna Cricket Club Stadium (the new one) on Midgårdsvägen in Märsta, starting at 12 noon.


The New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm will close with effect from 1 July 2012.


Together with Australia, New Zealand again this year commemorated ANZAC Day in the west of Sweden at Kviberg Cemetery in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city. 


The New Zealand Embassy would like to extend a cordial invitation to you and your families to attend the 2012 ANZAC Day ceremonies in the Gothenburg region on Wednesday 25 April.


Coming to Stockholm is a hypnotizing performance by New Zealand's well-known contemporary dance company MAU, with the Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio. "Birds with Skymirrors" is a frightening and beautiful performance - half dance and half ceremony - which evokes ideas about climate change and man's place on earth.  Dansens Hus has a special 2 for 1 offer for New Zealanders in Sweden.

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United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

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New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

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New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

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