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22 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

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

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

Trade is a weapon against the pandemic

The APEC region produces most of the world’s COVID-19 vaccines. It must also lead the way in their distribution and administration.

1 June 2021

Economic growth in the APEC region better than expected

Recovery needs to be inclusive, allowing everyone to participate fully in the economy, latest APEC Regional Trends Analysis says.

27 May 2021

Making headlines in Australia

Australian media were given a breakfast-briefing by SOM Chair Vangelis Vitalis and High Commissioner Dame Annette King in Canberra. Here’s how they reported it.

19 May 2021

'Perseverance, cooperation needed to overcome COVID'

Asia-Pacific business leaders, meeting virtually this week, emphasised the need for perseverance, cooperation, and sound policies, to overcome the health and economic challenges of COVID-19.

13 May 2021

ABAC 2 focused on supporting the COVID response

Representatives from across the Asia-Pacific’s business community met on Tuesday to begin mapping out recommendations to the region’s leaders and ministers.

11 May 2021

Can diplomacy work over a webcam?

SOM Chair Vangelis Vitalis writes about APEC 2021 and the role New Zealand plays. 

7 May 2021

Media registration open for the Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting

Media registration is open for the 2021 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (MRT) to be hosted virtually by New Zealand on 4-5 June, 2021. 

29 April 2021

How to hold a virtual APEC

Privacy, time zones, registration, security - holding an entire year of virtual meetings is a complicated process, and New Zealand is in the thick of it at the moment.

21 April 2021

Report highlights value of measuring indigenous economies

“Understanding and Valuing Indigenous Economies within APEC” highlights and reinforces the importance of advancing inclusive economic growth by supporting indigenous economic development in the APEC region.

19 April 2021

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

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