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APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum prioritises women's economic empowerment

Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today chaired the virtual APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum, which is working to address outstanding issues for women and girls across the region as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

25 September 2021

Minister: women’s economic empowerment is key to stronger, more resilient economy

Ministers and officials in the APEC region renewed their commitment to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment and to creating conditions that will drive inclusive, effective and enduring economic growth after the COVID pandemic subsides.

25 September 2021

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist whose research considers morality, its emotional foundations and cultural variations, to help people understand each other. Named one of the world’s top thinkers by both Prospect and Foreign Policy magazines, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019. His four TED talks on political psychology and polarisation and religion have been viewed more than six million times. He is currently the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where his research is applied to make businesses resistant to ethical failures.

'Top global thinker' to speak at CEO Summit

Can business become a force for good in the future? Top international psychologist Jonathan Haidt will be speaking to this question in his keynote address at the APEC CEO Summit 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand, in November.

23 September 2021

Vangelis Vitalis and Bridget Coates.

The quiet figure behind New Zealand’s APEC success

New Zealand's top trade diplomat has been slogging away behind the scenes to make the country's virtual hosting of APEC a meaningful success. Vangelis Vitalis speaks to Newsroom's Sam Sachdeva about keeping inhospitable hours, and steering the Asia-Pacific through Covid-19.

21 September 2021

APEC 2021 by the numbers

APEC 2021’s blockbuster meeting marathon has reached the equivalent of streaming the Lord of the Rings trilogy 85 times, back-to-back.

16 September 2021

Women’s economic opportunities in APEC improve, but persistent gender biases stifle progress

APEC member economies continue to make notable strides toward advancing women’s participation in the regional economy, but inadequate policies, sociocultural gender biases remain, holding back further progress, according to the APEC Women and the Economy Dashboard 2021, which was just updated.

12 September 2021

Pictured from left: Amber Mac, Dr David Suzuki and Tony Fernandes.

APEC CEO Summit registrations open

An entrepreneur who started a no-frills airline, an award-winning scientist and broadcaster focused on helping humanity and protecting nature, and an internationally-renowned tech reporter and innovator are the first to be announced in the speaker line-up at the APEC CEO Summit 2021.

7 September 2021

Senior Officials lean in together on trade as uncertainties loom large

APEC senior officials are convening to push bold and practical trade policies, seeking to secure recovery as the uncertainty of the pandemic looms large over efforts to prepare for future shocks.

3 September 2021

New Zealand spearheads efforts to refresh APEC’s environmental goods list

Work to refresh APEC’s List of Environmental Goods is an important sustainability goal of New Zealand’s APEC 2021 host year.

30 August 2021

APEC Ministers: Invest in health equity to revive prosperity

APEC member economies are united in their call to close health gaps and ensure everyone in the region has access to safe and affordable healthcare. 

25 August 2021

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples


Data and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on indigenous peoples was the focus of an APEC Policy Workshop yesterday.

25 August 2021

APEC’s vaccine action plan

APEC member economies develop a 10-year strategy to support the region’s routine vaccination effort and enhance the resilience and sustainability of immunisation programmes.

24 August 2021

APEC posts strong first quarter growth

The APEC region posted a 6.1 percent increase in economic growth in the first quarter of 2021, bouncing back strongly from a 2 percent decline in the first quarter of 2020, according to an updated report by the APEC Policy Support Unit.

20 August 2021

APEC economies commit to 10-year food security roadmap

Agriculture and food ministers from APEC economies have committed to delivering a new roadmap to guide efforts to boost food security over the next ten years, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today.

20 August 2021

Ministers Commit to Protect Food Systems, Launch Food Security Roadmap

Agriculture and food ministers from the 21 APEC member economies reaffirmed their commitment to an open, transparent, productive, sustainable and resilient APEC food system by launching a new 10-year food security roadmap.

19 August 2021

COVID-19 impacts on food security

Ensuring the APEC region has a consistent supply of food is one of the biggest challenges facing APEC economies, and the rest of the world.  This issue will be front and centre at the Food Security Ministerial Meeting on 19 August.

17 August 2021

Officials Begin Technical Meeting Cluster, Propel APEC’s Recovery Progress

The third and final APEC technical meeting cluster is now underway involving close to 2,400 officials, policymakers and private-sector representatives from 21 economies and more than 80 virtual working groups and fora meetings and activities.

10 August 2021

The first LIVE with Business panel, featuring Judith Swales (on screen), and (from right) Fran O'Sullivan (MC), Corrigan Sowman, Bridget Coates and Vangelis Vitalis.

Live with Business event focuses on climate, collaboration

While the economic recovery from COVID-19 is the current focus of businesses and governments globally, the longer-term challenges of climate change and feeding a growing population also need attention, say food sector leaders.

6 August 2021

Shared problems need shared solutions - starting now, say Asia-Pacific business leaders

Working together – as APEC Economic Leaders demonstrated recently – to find coherent, timely solutions to complex global challenges is the only way the region will continue to thrive, the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) declared today during their third virtual meeting for the year.

4 August 2021

Congratulations to the Wellington Gold Award winners

APEC New Zealand is proud to be the Keynote Sponsor of the Wellington Gold Awards 2021, supporting New Zealand businesses that care about sustainability, capture innovation, and model inclusion.

29 July 2021

Entries open for APEC Photography Competition 2021

Share your vision for Join, Work, Grow. Together and be in to win.

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

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