Bilateral and Multilateral Co-operation

New Zealand is a strong advocate of multilateralism and this is reflected in its membership of a multiplicity of international inter-governmental organisations that include the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

New Zealand funds bilateral aid projects through the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID) which is a semi-autonomous agency within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The majority of New Zealand’s bilateral aid is directed towards developing nations in the Pacific but a substantial amount also goes to countries in South-East Asia. NZAID also engages with multilateral organisations and NGOs with a multilateral aid budget of approximately NZ$86.6 ($US72.6 ) million in 2008/9.

Bilateral and Multilateral Co-operation organisations in New Zealand
Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations in New York, United States
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Association of New Zealand
United Nations Development Fund for Women