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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Juliet Hay
Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations
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Documents & Reports

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where New Zealand is listed as a partner or lead entity in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform
Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

The best opportunity to slow the rate of near-term warming globally and in sensitive regions such as the Arctic is by cutting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) – most notably methane, black carbon and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Widespread reductions, which complement the need for aggressive global action on carbon dioxide, contribute significantly to the goal of limiting warming to less than two degrees. Reducing SLCPs can also advance national priorities such as protecting air quality and public health, promoting food security, enhancing energy efficiency, and alleviat...[more]

Partners
111 Partners, 50 State and REIO, 16 IGO and 45 NGO partners (as of April 2016). Full list: http://ccacoalition.org/en/partners
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Climate change and ocean acidification: risks and opportunities for the seafood industry. Review project.

A review project that will produce a Technical overview of current understanding in New Zealand and a Non-technical Summary Report for stakeholders to summarise the issues and identify any risk mitigation approaches or potential opportunities that would be useful for the seafood industry. Provides technical support and knowledge transfer to NZ fishing industry.

Partners
Ministry for Primary Industries (Government), National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Scientific community)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Engaging Parliamentarians as Advocates with civil society to progress SRHR and ICPD in the Pacific SIDS

AFPPD in partnership with IPPF and Pacific Parliaments has trialled a post election module in Building Capacity of Pacific Island Parliamentarians to Advocate for ICPD and SRHR in Tonga and Cook Islands Parliaments. We also provide opportunities to build advocacy and knowledge skills of parliamentarians, including processes to enable them to work with CSOs. This partnership is effective in enhancing social protection and inclusion, improving well being, and guaranteeing opportunities for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, by focusing parliamentarians on their roles within their national pa...[more]

Partners
IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) EASEOR Cook Islands Parliament, Tonga Parliament, Maldives Parliament, Kiribati Parliament, Australian and New Zealand Parliamentary Groups on Population and Development. UN partners - UNFPA, UNDP, UNAIDS, UN DESA
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Estuary protected areas reporting

A gaps analysis will be undertaken of the spatial protection of estuarine system typologies in New Zealand. Protection is conferred from a range of marine and terrestrial tools such as Wildlife Reserves and Scientific Reserves. There are over 100 of these reserves in NZ. The Department of Conservation is the main manager of these areas and will work with Regional Councils.

Partners
New Zealand Department of Conservation (Government), Regional Councils (Government)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Forum Compact - A Pacific Regional Enabling Mechanism to Achieve Sustainable Development

The Pacific is home to one third of the 52 Small Island Developing States in the world. With the exception of PNG, the rest of the Pacific SIDS are constrained by small administrations and limited economies of scale. Despite universal support for the MDGs, MSI and the high per capita ODA in the Pacific, the region is off track in achieving most of the MDGs by 2015 . Recognising this, the Pacific Isalands Forum Leaders in 2009 agreed to the (Cairns) Forum Compact on Strengthening Development Coordination. The Compact comprises various initiatives including: i) annual Millennium Development G...[more]

Partners
Pacific Islands Forum members: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. Development Partners & Organisations : ADB, EU, France, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Secretariat of the Pacif...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
IHO Hydrography Capacity Building Programme for Coastal States

The IHO capacity building programme seeks to assess and advise on how countries can best meet their international obligations and serve their own best interests by providing appropriate hydrographic and nautical charting services. Such services directly support safety of navigation, safety of life at sea, efficient sea transportation and the wider use of the seas and oceans in a sustainable way, including the protection of the marine environment, coastal zone management, fishing, marine resource exploration and exploitation, maritime boundary delimitation, maritime defence and security, and o...[more]

Partners
International Hydrographic Organization (IGO); 87 IHO Member States (Governments); International Maritime Organization (UN); World Meteorological Organization (UN); International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (NGO)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Implementation of best practice seabird bycatch mitigation in commercial fisheries

By 2022 all commercial fisheries in New Zealand posing high risk to seabirds though by-catch will be implementing best practice seabird mitigation. Priority fisheries will be identified using a risk-based approach, mitigation options will be developed and/or modified to best suit local fleets and liaison officers will visit all vessels to ensure each vessel has in place a plan to implement this mitigation.

Partners
New Zealand Department of Conservation (Government), Ministry for Primary Industries (Government)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Kiribati Marine Training Centre (MTC)

The partnership between Kiribati, New Zealand and South Pacific Marine Services (SPMS) has seen the Kiribati Marine Training Centre (MTC) become a world class marine training institution. It makes a significant contribution to economic and social development in Kiribati and the broader region. The MTC was established in 1967. It provides training for ratings (trainees) to work in deck and engineering positions on international ships. It has the distinction of being the only institution in the Pacific to achieve White List status under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, thus facilitating futu...[more]

Partners
Government of Kiribati (Ministry of Labour, Human Resources and Development), South Pacific Marine Services, Kiribati Fisheries Training Centre, and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. All are key partners in the Kiribati Marine Training Centre. Volunteers also provided by New Zealand Volunteer Services Abroad (VSA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Lighthouses Initiative

IRENA has developed the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative to support the strategic deployment of renewable energy in SIDS, to bring clarity to policy makers regarding the required steps, and to enable targeted action. As a joint effort of SIDS and development partners, this framework for action will assist in transforming SIDS energy systems through the establishment of the enabling conditions for a renewable energy-based future, by moving away from developing projects in isolation to a holistic approach that considers all relevant elements spanning from policy and market frameworks, through technol...[more]

Partners
Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritius, Bahamas, Nauru, Barbados, Palau, Cabo Verde, Samoa, Comoros, São Tomé and Príncipe, Cook Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Fiji, Seychelles, Grenada, Solomon Islands, Guyana, Tonga, Kiribati, Trinidad and Tobago, Maldives, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, ENEL, New Zealand, European Union, Norway, France, SE4ALL, Germany, Uni...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership

The Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership is a first-of-its-kind, multi-stakeholder partnership of Governments, Private Sectors, NGOs and CSOs.LEAP guiding principles include: global, inclusive, consensus, transparency, scientific, comprehensive, continuous improvement and adoption. Objective: To build global consensus on science-based methodology, indicators and databases for understanding the environmental performance of livestock supply chains in order to shape evidence-based policy measures and business strategies. Vision: To support the transition towards m...[more]

Partners
Countries: France, The Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy, Nigeria. Private sector: International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF); European Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry (FEDIOL); International Meat Secretariat (IMS); International Egg Commission (IEC); International Poultry Council (IPC); International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH); International Dairy Federation...[more]
Sustainable Development Goals
Living Water Programme

Living Water is a partnership between Fonterra and the Department of Conservation who are working together to improve biodiversity and water quality across New Zealand. This is a 10 year $US6.8 million partnership programme focused on improving biodiversity and water quality at five significant catchments where intensive dairying exists.

Partners
Department of Conservation (Government) and Fonterra (Private Sector)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Marae Moana (Cook Islands Marine Park)

To establish a marine park that will provide a framework to promote sustainable development by balancing economic growth interests such as tourism, fishing and deep-sea mining, with conserving core biodiversity and natural assets, in the ocean, reefs and islands

Partners
Office of the Prime MInister, National Environment Service, Marae Moana Establishment Trust, Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, Ministry of Marine Resources, Seabed Minerals Authority, Infrastructure Cook Islands, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, House of Ariki and Koutu Nui (traditional leaders), Te Ipukarea Society (Cook Islands Environmental NGO), Oceans 5, Conservation International...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Marine protected area research, monitoring and reporting: Ecological Integrity and Sentinel Site programmes

Ecological Integrity: Air New Zealand has invested in DOCs flagship Ecological Integrity programme, enabling an expanded marine reserve research and monitoring programme to help DOC scientists better understand the diversity of our marine environment. The goal of the Ecological Integrity programme is to develop a monitoring and reporting framework as a science tool to enable comprehensive and integrated monitoring of marine ecosystem health and marine protected areas. Sentinel Sites: The Sentinel Site programme builds on the work completed under the Ecological Integrity programme. This pro...[more]

Partners
Department of Conservation (Government), Air New Zealand (private sector)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
National Plan of Action for Seabirds (NPOASeabirds)

The National Plan of Action-Seabirds 2013 will be reviewed in 2017 and a revised plan will be announced in 2018. The NPOA-Seabirds sets out a strategic framework to reduce seabird by-catch to sustainable levels. The long term objective of the current NPOA-Seabirds is: New Zealand seabirds thrive without pressure from fishing related mortalities, New Zealand fishers avoid or mitigate against seabird captures and New Zealand fisheries are globally recognised as seabird friendly. A number of regulatory and non-regulatory best practice mitigation measures currently apply in New Zealand trawl, pe...[more]

Partners
Ministry for Primary Industries (Government), Department of Conservation (Government), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fishing industry (Private Sector), Environmental groups (civil society organization), Recreational fishers (other relevant actor), Treaty partners (other relevant actor)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
National Plan of Action for Sharks -The NPOA-Sharks

The National Plan of Action for Sharks (The NPOA-Sharks 2013) will be reviewed in 2017/18, with a revised plan to be announced in 2018/2019. The NPOA-Sharks 2013 sets out goals and five-year objectives for the conservation and management of New Zealands shark populations. The purpose of the NPOA-Sharks 2013 is: to maintain the biodiversity and the long-term viability of all New Zealand shark populations by recognising their role in marine ecosystems, ensuring that any utilisation of sharks is sustainable, and that New Zealand receives positive recognition internationally for its efforts in...[more]

Partners
Ministry for Primary Industries (Government), Department of Conservation (Government), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fishing industry (Private Sector), Environmental groups (civil society organization), Treaty partners (other relevant actor)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
New Zealand Fisheries Policy Reform: Future of Fisheries

Key elements of this Future of Fisheries work programme include: The Strategic Review of Fisheries Management System this project focuses on 3 priorities for our fisheries policy programme over the next 2 years: maximising value from our fisheries better fisheries information agile and responsive decision making. The Future of Fisheries work programme also includes two regulatory changes: Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System (IEMRS) - this would involve electronic reporting of catch and fishing effort by commercial fishers, monitoring and verification using automate...[more]

Partners
Ministry for Primary Industries (Government) Ministry for the Environment (Government), Department of Conservation (Government)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
New Zealand Marine Science Investments

The New Zealand government has a strong focus on science and innovation investments. A portion of this investment will, either directly or indirectly, support the SDG14 goals, for example through support of scientific research, databases and collections and infrastructure provision. Some of the governments more significant investments in marine science include: The Marine Environment Platform. This is a $115m (NZD) seven year research programme run by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research which aims to provide a deep understanding of coastal and oceanic environments, f...[more]

Partners
Government agencies (Government), Crown Research Institutes (Scientific Community), other stakeholders (other relevant actors)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Antarctic Research Programme

Research programme for ecosystem based fisheries management in the Ross Sea toothfish fisheries, including advice to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. This research programme provides inputs into the New Zealand/United States proposal to establish a large-scale marine protected area in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica, which was agreed by consensus by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources in October 2016. The Agreement will enter into force on 1 December 2017.

Partners
Ministry for Primary Industries (Government), Department of Conservation (Government), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Government), National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (scientific community)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Aquatic Environment Research

Research programme addressing interactions between the seafood sector and the environment, particularly regarding: protected species interactions, seafloor effects, non-target catch and ecosystem effects.

Partners
Ministry for Primary Industries (Government), Department of Conservation (Government), Ministry for the Environment (Government), National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (scientific community)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Stock Assessment Research

Research to assess fish stock status and levels of sustainable catch.

Partners
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (Government), National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (scientific community)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
New Zealand Pacific Partnership on Ocean Acidification

Continuation of support for the implementation of the "New Zealand Pacific Partnership on Ocean Acidification" as per the grant funding arrangement with the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme through to mid-2019. The New Zealand Pacific Partnership on Ocean Acidification aims to build resilience through practical adaptation actions, capacity building and awareness raising in the Pacific region, over four years to 2019 (NZ$2.1m).

Partners
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Government), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (Intergovernmental Organization), the Pacific Community (SPC) (other relevant actor), and the University of the South Pacific (USP) (Academic institution), The Principality of Monaco (Government), NIWA (Scientific community), NOAA (Scientific Community)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIF)

The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is a Pacific-wide programme helping to provide sustainable financial services to low income households. By 2019 PFIP aims to have: - One million low-income people in the Pacific, with at least 50 per cent women, gain access to appropriate/affordable financial services; (600,000 achieved by 2014)- Additional 150,000 previously unbanked people, with at least 50 per cent women, gain access to a formal savings account;- Four additional Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) have national financial inclusion strategies that reflect gender differences and w...[more]

Partners
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ILO, Australian Government, European Union (EU), ACP/EU Microfinance, New Zealand Aid Programme, Reserve Bank of Fiji, Bank of Papua New Guinea, Central Bank of Samoa, Central Bank of Solomon Islands, National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, Fiji Department of Social Welfare, Fiji Ministry...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Health Development Team: Bilateral Institutional Linkage Programme

Counties Manukau District Health Board has an Institutional Linkage Programme with Samoa National Health Services which supports the development of improved and sustainable health services. This programme focuses on strengthening the governance and management of clinical and whole of systems health service delivery. It includes health workforce development, visiting medical specialists and an overseas treatment scheme. There is an on-going commitment to develop this programme in conjunction with the National Health Plans for Samoa. Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) is one of 20 District Heal...[more]

Partners
Counties Manukau District Health Board New Zealand Samoa National Health Services Samoa
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM)

Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting is a summit-level meeting which has been held every three years since 1997. Leaders openly discuss various issues that Pacific Island Countries(PICs) are facing in order to build close cooperative relationships and forge a bond of friendship between Japan and PICs. The 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) was held in Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan, on 22 and 23 May, 2015. At this summit, under the slogan of "We are Islanders - Commitment to the Pacific from Iwaki,

Partners
Government of Japan in cooperation with Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Partnership for Atoll Water Security

The partnership will facilitate improved knowledge sharing and advocacy between drought-affected Pacific SIDS, relevant development partners, regional and international organisations. It will facilitate the practical sharing of information on water security and drought resilience/preparedness activities undertaken in drought-affected countries, and enable an effective voice of drought-affected atoll nations in international and regional forums.The partnership will support Pacific governments and communities to build the skills, systems and basic infrastructure to better anticipate, respond t...[more]

Partners
SPC; Governments of five Pacific SIDS: the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu; New Zealand Aid Programme; IFRC; UNICEF; NIWA; Australian Bureau of Meteorology; NOAA; SPREP; WHO; UNOCHA
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility

PRIF is a multi-agency coordination mechanism aimed at improving the delivery of development assistance from donors and development partners to the infrastructure sector in the Pacific region. PRIF supports infrastructure development and maintenance in twelve Pacific Island Countries (PICs) through investment coordination, research and technical assistance.PRIF provides a framework for better engagement of countries and development partners to ensure more effective use of available funding and deliver better infrastructure services. Through deeper coordination, PRIF is able to help countries m...[more]

Partners
Asian Development Bank, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, European Union, European Investment Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the World Bank Group.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Regional Navigation Initiative

Safe and reliable passage through Pacific waters is essential to protect fragile ocean environments and allow Pacific island countries' economies to develop. Up-to-date navigation charts based on modern, accurate surveys are critical transport infrastructure the ocean equivalent of well-constructed roads. Hydrography is highly specialised. Few Pacific countries have the technical capability or systems needed to undertake hydrographic surveys or update their own navigational charts.This new regional programme aims to ensure Pacific navigation charts meet international standards and support mari...[more]

Partners
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ); Geoscience for Development Programme at the South Pacific Commission (SPC); South West Pacific Hydrography Commission, the International Hydrographic Office, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; New Zealand and Australian naval Defence Forces; Governments of Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and Tokelau initially, expanding to other Pacific nation...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Tsunami Risk Management Project

The objective was to reduce loss of life, injuries and economic losses cause by tsunami in Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau through an end-to-end tsunami risk management programme.

Partners
Pacific National Disaster Management Offices in Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau. New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
PIEMA

The PIEMA has been established in 2013 to strengthen preparedness and response capacity in the Pacific by improving interoperability between key emergency service providers. Improving countries' preparedness and response capacity helps diminish the impact of disasters, in terms of damage, destruction, loss of property, physical injuries and deaths. More effective disaster management supports a quicker recovery process, and diminishes the impact on sustainable development.

Partners
The PIEMA is a recently established partnership between National Disaster Managers Offices, Fire and Emergency Services and Police. Partners include: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), The Asia Foundation (TAF), the European Union (EU), The ACP Secretariat, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the National Disaster Managers Offices (NDMOs)...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Please Do Touch Project

The Please Do Touch installations unpack possible scenarios whereby 5 Sustainable Development Goals would not be pursued. The purpose of inviting the audience to interact with the art by touching and listening to it is to engage with the topic on as many levels as possible.

Partners
Yaniv Janson, artist, Project Leader; Ecosynergy Group, New Zealand and Human Rights Commission, New Zealand
Sustainable Development Goals
Proposed MC11 Fisheries Subsidies Disciplines Implementing SDG Target 14.6

New Zealand seeks an ambitious and effective prohibition on fisheries subsidies from the 11th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in December 2017. To this end New Zealand has submitted a Proposal on disciplining fisheries subsidies, for Ministerial consideration. The proposal seeks an outcome that implements all elements of Sustainable Development Goal Target 14.6. Existing fisheries instruments, institutions and processes are also drawn on and supported in the drafting and implementation of the proposed disciplines. The fundamental need and obligation for States to cooperate...[more]

Partners
Iceland (Government) and Pakistan (Government)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Revenue growth through institutional linkages and systems support

Since the arrival of the Regional Assistance Mission in Solomon Islands in 2003, core government functions have been restored and stabilised, institutions have been rebuilt and steady growth has occurred. While good progress has been made, there continues to be a need for ongoing support to develop core systems, processes and capability within the Solomon Islands Inland Revenue Department (SIIRD). Continuing this focus will enable SIIRD to deliver an effective and efficient tax administration system and respond to future tax policy reforms.

Partners
Solomon Islands Ministry of Finance and Treasury; New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department; Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Review of Hector's and Maui dolphin Threat Management Plan

The Hector's and Māui dolphin Threat Management Plan will be reviewed in 2018. The plan identifies human-induced threats to the dolphins and strategies to mitigate those threats. The plan is reviewed approximately every 5 years. A Māui dolphin Research Advisory Group was been established in 2014 to develop and support research priorities to ensure the Government has the most credible and robust research information at hand to make informed decisions on the Māui dolphins recovery. The Group also communicates information, and aids community and stakeholder involvement and ...[more]

Partners
Ministry for Primary Industries (Government), Department of Conservation (Government), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fishing industry (Private Sector), Environmental groups (civil society organization), Treaty partners (other relevant actor)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Samoa Renewable Energy Partnership Framework

At the Pacific Energy Summit held in Auckland in March 2013, the Government of Samoa (GoS) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NZ MFAT) decided to work in partnership to increase the generation of energy in Samoa from renewable sources.The goal is to have an efficient, reliable, safe, affordable and sustainable electricity supply for Samoa. The desired outcomes are:- Reduction in cost of electricity (to households, businesses, government and the Samoa Electric Power Corporation (EPC))- Increased least-cost energy generated through renewable energy - Reduced reliance on imported fo...[more]

Partners
Samoa Electric Power Corporation, Government of Samoa, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Complementing: EU/NZ Energy Access Partnership Asian Development Bank
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Scaling up the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme in the Pacific.

The main goal is to contribute to the improvement of the health and nutrition status of women and children in the Pacific in order to support the attainment of the national, regional and global targets. The programme will continue to contribute to accelerated reduction of neonatal, infant and under-five child mortality; improved maternal health with equity; It will address major killers of children (neonatal conditions, pneumonia, diarrhea and malnutrition) and risks to maternal health through identification of supply bottlenecks and advocacy and support for their removal.

Partners
New Zealand - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, UNICEF
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Supporting implementation of the FAO Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA)

New Zealand supports the strategies developed by Pacific Island countries aimed at achieving economic and sustainability objectives, particularly those that will improve fisheries management and reduce IUU fishing. Improved controls on fishing vessels entering ports are a key component of reducing IUU fishing, and the FAO PSMA provides an international tool to implement Port State Measures. Members of the FFA agree that a Pacific-wide approach to improving Port State controls are required. New Zealand are supporting Pacific Island Countries to develop and implement a regional framework for ...[more]

Partners
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Government), Forum Fisheries Agency (other relevant actor), Pacific Community (other relevant actor), Pacific Island countries (Government)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Economic Development of Pacific Islands Fisheries

The Pacific Islands region has set ambitious goals and strategies for the sustainable economic development of their fisheries resources. They want to improve the sustainability and increase the value received (revenues, employment, food security) from their resources. New Zealand supports the strategies aimed at achieving these objectives, particularly those that will improve fisheries management and reduce IUU fishing. We are investing over US$36 million in activities that will strengthen oceanic and coastal fisheries governance, improve monitoring and traceability, reform policies and law...[more]

Partners
Forum Fisheries Agency (other relevant actor), SPC (other relevant actor), WCPFC (other relevant actor), Pacific Island countries and territories (Government), Indonesia (Government), Philippines (Government), Viet Nam (Government)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
The South East Marine Protection Forum

To provide recommendations to Ministers on a network of marine protected areas along the south east coast of NZ consistent with the NZ Biodiversity Strategy and the Marine Protected Areas Policy and Implementation plan. The Government appointed Forum has been established to represent a wide range of stakeholders. The Forum has considered scientific and community input and existing users in the preparation of a draft proposal to protect varying habitats and ecosystems in the region, for public consultation. The Forum will consider all public submissions and any further information, before pr...[more]

Partners
Department of Conservation and Ministry for Primary Industries are the central government partners supporting the Forum and process (Government).
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Threat Management Plan for the New Zealand Sea Lion 2016-2017

The New Zealand Sea Lion/Rapoka Threat Management Plan provides a framework to achieve a stated objective of 'promote the recovery and ensure the long-term viability of New Zealand sea lions'. The TMP includes a number of research projects and the formation of a Forum and Advisory Group to maximise engagement with Treaty Partners and stakeholders on sea lion conservation and management.

Partners
Ministry for Primary Industries (Government), Department of Conservation (Government), Fishing industry (Private Sector), Environmental groups (civil society organization), Treaty partners (other relevant actor)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
To improve the regulatory framework for decommissioning offshore oil and gas installations and pipelines

The regulatory framework for decommissioning offshore oil and gas installations and pipelines will be improved through changes to legislation and regulations. These changes will help to ensure that the entire life cycle of New Zealand's offshore oil and gas operations are managed appropriately to ensure sustainable use of the marine environment; and that relevant obligations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea are met. The means of implementation is strengthening legislation and developing new regulations.

Partners
New Zealand Ministry for the Environment (Government), Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (Government); Environmental Protection Authority (Government); Private Sector (Private Sector)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
To reform national marine protection through the introduction and implementation of modern marine protected areas legislation

The proposed legislation would introduce new decision making and establishment processes for designating marine protected areas in New Zealands coastal marine area. The proposed marine protected areas legislative reform aims to move New Zealand beyond marine protection focussed on creating marine reserves for scientific purposes and establish a flexible approach that enables protection, sustainable use and recreation in marine areas. The reform aims to meet the following objectives: - Decisions about environmental protection and economic growth are made in a planned and integrated way, base...[more]

Partners
Department of Conservation (Government); Ministry for Primary Industries (Government); other stakeholders (Non-governmental organizations (NGO)), (Civil society organizations), (Academic institutions), (Scientific community), (Private sector)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
To undertake public consultation on a proposal to prohibit or control the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing microbeads in New Zealand and to consider the public submissions made as part of any future policy or regulatory changes

The objective of this work is to inform a policy process on the sale and manufacture of personal care products containing microbeads. A discussion document has been released and public submissions received.

Partners
Ministry for the Environment (Government); Environmental Protection Authority (Government); Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Government); Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Government); New Zealand Customs Service (Government); other stakeholders (Non-governmental organization (NGO)), (Civil society organization), (Academic institution), (Scientific community), (Private sector)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Waste Management and Sanitation Improvement (WMI) Programme

The Cook Islands Government, New Zealand and Australian Governments funded Waste Management and Sanitation Improvement (WMI) Programme has been the main programme for the Cook Islands in the sanitation sector since 2011. The three-year programme has funding of NZ$4.7 million from NZ/AusAid, and a commitment of additional related funding of NZ$585,000 from the Government of the Cook Islands. Running from 1 March 2011 until 30 June 2014, the programme has a number of outputs and outcomes aimed at establishing a platform for and initiating key work streams for delivery of ongoing improvements in ...[more]

Partners
Cook Islands Government New Zealand and Australian Governments through the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Donor Harmonised Programme of NZ and Australian Official Development Assistance to the Cook Islands 2008-12
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Statements
7 Jun 2017
6 Jun 2017
6 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2016
20 Jun 2012
12 May 2008
5 May 2008
13 Apr 2005
30 Apr 2004
28 Apr 2004
2 Sep 2002