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The journey of a COVID-19 vaccine

April 7 is World Health Day, and this year, there is one health issue that every person on the globe is aware of or has been affected by: COVID-19 and the vaccine.

7 April 2021

$35,000 prize puts spotlight on a sustainable future

The 2021 APEC Science Prize is accepting nominations for young scientists who are paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future. 

26 March 2021

Finance officials focus on Covid-19

The recovery from Covid-19 and future fiscal policy was on the minds of the Asia-Pacific’s finance officials during a two-day meeting this week. 

19 March 2021

What is inclusion?

The word inclusion is not new, but it is getting more prominent and frequent.

17 March 2021

Watch the full SOM 1 media conference

On Thursday afternoon, the first virtual media conference of APEC 2021 was held for domestic and international media. 

12 March 2021

APEC senior officials focus on COVID recovery

SOM 1 – a 73-strong series of meetings – concludes tonight with a meeting of senior officials from across the Asia-Pacific.

12 March 2021

SOM 1 - where the hard work begins, after a coffee

SOM 1 is as much of a ballet as it is a cluster of meetings. Vangelis Vitalis choreographs a show involving 21 economies, 1500 officials and 73 meetings.

9 March 2021

APEC NZ #ChooseToChallenge this International Women's Day

This year, the International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge which asks the world in 2021 to choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality, and to choose and seek out and celebrate women’s achievements, so that collectively we can all help create an inclusive world.

8 March 2021

'Planting a seed' for indigenous economies

The voices of indigenous economies have been heard in the first meeting of its kind as part of APEC, in what Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta called “pioneering work”.

8 March 2021

APEC’s work for women's economic empowerment

For the last two decades, women’s economic empowerment has been a key pillar of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) work. 

5 March 2021

Media conference registrations closing soon

Media have only a limited time to register to attend the SOM 1 media conference. 

5 March 2021

5 things to watch out for at APEC 2021

Here is a list – in no particular order – of five things to watch out for during this once-in-a-generation event for New Zealand.

16 February 2021

'APEC needs the voice of business'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told the Asia-Pacific’s business leaders “the challenge for all of us is to make the right choices that enable a rapid; sustainable and inclusive recovery”.

10 February 2021

ABAC talks to focus on Covid-19, and rebuilding

Asia-Pacific business leaders and officials will talk rebuilding and recovery this week.

8 February 2021

Health of economies depends on trade, Minister says

Trade with foreign partners will drive an increase in job numbers, wages and innovation and production, New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta says.

5 February 2021

Countdown to SOM 1

The first meeting cluster of New Zealand’s APEC host year begins next week, and will involve close to 1500 policymakers, business leaders and experts.

5 February 2021

New member for APEC Business Advisory Council

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

13 January 2021

New Zealand confirms APEC host year priorities

The priorities for APEC 2021 have been revealed following the first virtual meeting of New Zealand’s host year.

13 December 2020

APEC symposium to focus on reigniting growth and planning for recovery

This week, New Zealand will focus member economies on a collaborative approach to reigniting growth and setting a plan for recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

8 December 2020

In photos: Welcoming economies to APEC 2021

In a special ceremony in Wellington, APEC New Zealand welcomed economies for its host year. 

2 December 2020

Pōwhiri marks the start of a critical year for APEC

New Zealand kicked off its APEC host year today, with a pōwhiri taking place on Wellington’s waterfront with local iwi Te Atiawa, and a number of Government ministers welcoming representatives from the other 20 APEC economies.

1 December 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pictured in Auckland where she spoke in a virtual meeting for Malaysia's CEO Dialogues. The event ran for 25 hours and the prime minister was interviewed by Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Mantle of APEC leadership passes to New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. 

21 November 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pictured in Auckland where she spoke in a virtual meeting for Malaysia's CEO Dialogues. The event ran for 25 hours and the prime minister was interviewed by Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks with Microsoft President Brad Smith

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told chief executives and leaders from around the Asia Pacific that collaboration, not protectionism, will aid the region’s economic recovery from COVID.

20 November 2020

APEC ministers issue joint statement

Ministers from the APEC’s 21 member economies issued a joint statement following the virtual APEC Ministerial Meeting. 

17 November 2020

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