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22 July 2021

In photos: APEC Informal Leaders' Retreat

Friday night marked the first informal meeting of APEC leaders, and was followed by a press conference. 

19 July 2021

Read the APEC Economic Leaders’ statement

The statement followed the first-ever APEC Informal Leaders' Retreat.

19 July 2021

Watch: Informal Leaders' Retreat media conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks to media following the first-ever informal gathering of APEC leaders.

19 July 2021

PM Ardern chairs APEC Leaders’ meeting on COVID-19

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has chaired a meeting of Leaders representing the 21 APEC economies overnight.

17 July 2021

Prime Minister Ardern steers APEC Leaders toward course for recovery

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has chaired a meeting of leaders representing the 21 APEC member economies overnight.

17 July 2021

First ever APEC Informal Leaders' Retreat tonight

Tonight Leaders representing APEC economies meet for an extraordinary retreat to shape a regional response to the recovery from COVID-19.

16 July 2021

PM to chair APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat on COVID-19

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will chair a virtual meeting of APEC Leaders on July 16 focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects.

12 July 2021

APEC leaders to gather for extraordinary informal meeting

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet virtually with her Asia-Pacific counterparts in a first-of-its-kind meeting on July 16.

12 July 2021

APEC studies centres advance region’s research agenda

The New Zealand APEC Studies Centre at Auckland University hosted this year’s meeting of the APEC Studies Centres Consortium virtually on 6-7 July.

12 July 2021

APEC looks to partnerships to support business recovery

Finance ministers and business leaders from the 21 APEC member economies convened virtually on Friday to discuss the ongoing responses for businesses, especially micro, small and medium enterprises, during the pandemic.

25 June 2021

APEC finance ministers and business leaders discuss COVID-19 recovery

Finance ministers and business leaders from across the APEC region have connected to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19.

25 June 2021

APEC fortifies disaster risk management, strengthens local communities

Senior disaster management officials from APEC member economies are intensifying regional cooperation in a bid to build a more resilient disaster risk reduction amidst the current pandemic, climate change and other exposures.

21 June 2021

Youth voices at APEC

New Zealand will host the international Voices of the Future youth conference as part of APEC this year.

21 June 2021

Structural reform plan to boost resilience against future shocks

Structural reform took center stage as ministers and economic officials from 21 APEC member economies convened virtually on Wednesday.

17 June 2021

APEC structural reform ministers issue joint statement

Ministers responsible for structural reform from APEC member economies issued a joint statement following their virtual meeting on 16 June 2021.

16 June 2021

Structural reform Q&A

In APEC, structural reform refers to the set of policy processes designed to address structural or ‘behind-the-border’ barriers in order to improve regional economic integration.

14 June 2021

APEC 2021 teams up with Wellington Gold Awards

APEC 2021 Gold has been announced as the theme of the Wellington Gold Awards, an annual event that celebrates the excellence and enterprise of businesses in New Zealand's capital city. 

12 June 2021

PM hosts CEO Summit launch - see the highlights

The dates for the APEC CEO Summit 2021 have been unveiled at a business event hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland this evening.

10 June 2021

New Zealand to host hybrid APEC CEO Summit

Plans for New Zealand’s hosting of the APEC CEO Summit 2021 were confirmed at a business event hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland this evening.

10 June 2021

Customs facilitating COVID-19 vaccines, essential goods

Customs officials from APEC member economies joined forces to support the region’s recovery effort by developing a set of best practice guidelines to support the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in the APEC region.

8 June 2021

QR check-in app wins the 2021 APEC App Challenge

An app that makes it easy for people in the region to do their safety QR code check-ins, developed and designed by a team from Australia, has won the 2021 APEC App Challenge.

7 June 2021

APEC trade ministers’ unite on COVID-19 vaccine steps and rejuvenating the WTO

APEC trade ministers today committed to speeding up the cross-border flow of vaccines and related goods to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

6 June 2021

Pandemic must remain our highest priority: Business leaders to APEC Ministers

APEC trade ministers joined the Asia-Pacific business leaders on Friday to hear from the private sector their views toward the forum’s focus on regional economic integration, trade implications resulting from the economic response to COVID-19 and how economies can be made more resilient to future shocks.

5 June 2021

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