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Ministry Statements and Speeches 2009

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade representatives regularly make speeches to a range of international organisations, primarily the United Nations. The speeches are arranged by date with the most recent first. The subject of the speech and the organisation addressed is contained in the link to the speech.

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December 2009

11 December 2009

Explanation of position on resolution on “the role of diamonds in fuelling conflict: breaking the link between the illicit transaction of rough diamonds and armed conflict as a contribution to prevention and settlement of conflicts” Statement by Ambassador Jim McLay, Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

9 December 2009

The Fourth High Level Conference of the CERF. Statement given by H.E. Ambassador Jim McLay.

4 December 2009

United Nations General Assembly, 64th session: Item 70(a) and (b) Oceans and the Law of Oceans and the Law of the Sea and Sustainable Fisheries. Statement by H.E. Ambassador Jim McClay, Permanent Representative to the United Nations

November 2009

30 November 2009

Plaza Nueva Zelandia opening. Speech by NZ Ambassador to Chile, Rosemary Paterson, Monday 30 November.

9 November 2009

United Nations General Assembly - Plenary: The Situation in Afghanistan. Statement by HE Jim McLay, New Zealand Permanent Representative.

5 November 2009

UNGA 64: New Zealand Explanation of Vote: Follow up to the report of the United Nations Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.

2 November 2009

Sixth Committee, Agenda item 81, Report of the International Law Commission. Statement, by H.E. Jim McLay, Permanent Representative.

October 2009

30 October 2009

United Nations Forum on Forests, Special session of the ninth session, Item 2: Means of Implementation for Sustainable Forest Management. Statement by Tony Fautua, Counsellor, New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Statement by New Zealand on Presentation of the HRC Report HE Jim McLay New Zealand Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Friday, 30 October 2009.

29 October 2009

UNGA 64 (Plenary). Item 75, Report of the International Criminal Court. Statement on behalf of CANZ by H.E. Jim McLay, Permanent Representative.

United Nations General Assembly, Sixty fourth Session, First Committee, L.4: The Risk of Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East, Explanation of Vote. Statement by Raylene Liufalani, First Secretary.

28 October 2009

CANZ EOV - Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation. Statement given by a Sarah de Zoeten of Australia, 28 October 2009.

27 October 2009

UNGA Third Committee, Item 69 b Human Rights Questions. Statement by NZ Permanent Representative Ambassador Jim McLay.

23 October 2009

UNGA, Fifth Committee, Item 134: Improving the Financial Situation of the UN. Statement by Ms Annette Ellis MP, Parliamentary Adviser, Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations on behalf of Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

21 October 2009

UNGA 64: New Zealand intervention in the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Statement by NZ Delegate Rachel Taylor.

20 October 2009

Sixth Committee, The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction. Statement by Mr Andrew Rose Counsellor and Legal Adviser of Australia to the United Nations.

UNGA64: First Committee, Thematic Debate: Conventional Weapons. Statement by Dell Higgie Ambassador for Disarmament.

United Nations General Assembly, Fifth committee, Item 139: United Nations Common system. Statement by Anthony Simpson on behalf of Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

UNGA Third Committee: Item 69 a Human Rights Instruments, The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Statement by Ms Nicola Hill, Representative of New Zealand on behalf of Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

19 October 2009

Sixth Committee of the General Assembly, Agenda item 82 Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organisation. Statement on behalf of CANZ by Anais Kedgley Laidlaw, Legal Advisor of the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

15 October 2009

UNGA 64: Third Committee: Rights of the Child: Statement by Karina Boutin, Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN, on behalf of Canada, Australia and NZ.

14 October 2009

UNGA 64: First Committee, Thematic Debate: Nuclear Weapons. Statement by Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament.

13 October 2009

Sixth Committee, Criminal Accountability of United Nations, Experts and Officials on Mission. Statement by Mr Paul Neville MP, Parliament Adviser to the Australian delegation to the United Nations.

UNGA 64: Third Committee: Advancement of Women Statement by Helen Horsington, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN, on behalf of Canada, Australia and NZ.

9 October 2009

Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, General Assembly

Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Fourth Committee): Agenda Item 39: the Question of Tokelau Statement by Kirsty Graham, Deputy Permanent Representative.

7 October 2009

UNGA 64: First Committee, General Debate. Statement by Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament.

64th Session of the General Assembly, Fifth Committee, Items 140: Activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services. Statement by H.E. Jim McLay, Permanent Representative.

6 October 2009

Sixth Committee of the General Assembly, Agenda item 106: Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism. Statement on behalf of CANZ by H.E. Jim McLay, Permanent Representative.

USG Briefing - Recent Natural Disasters in the Asia /Pacific Region, ECOSOC Chamber 3pm, New Zealand Comments by Tony Fautua

5 October 2009

64th United Nations General Assembly, Statement of the New Agenda Coalition at the First Committee, General Debate. Delivered by H.E. Ambassador Luiz Filipe de Macedo Soares, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the Conference on Disarmament.

United Nations General Assembly: Fifth Committee: Item 136: Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations. Statement by Canada on behalf of CANZ.

Security Council: Women, Peace and Security. Statement by H.E. Jim McLay, Permanent Representative to the United Nations

September 2009

25 September 2009

64th UN General Assembly - General Debate [Beehive.govt.nz]

24 September 2009

Sixth CTBT Article XIV Conference, New York. Statement by the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully.

2 September 2009

Statement by NZ Permanent Representative, HE Mr Jim McLay, at the 2nd session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

August 2009

10 August 2009

Statement made by New Zealand Ambassador for Climate Change, Dr Adrian Macey, to the United Nations Climate Change negotiating session in Bonn, Germany

July 2009

23 July 2009

UN Security Council Debate on peacebuilding in the immediate aftermath of conflict. Hon Jim McLay - New Zealand Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

22 July 2009

United Nations Security Council: Post-conflict Peacebuilding. Statement by H.E. Jim McLay, Permanent Representative.

17 July 2009

Statement to General Assembly on Responsibility to Protect Statement by Jim McLay Permanent Representative to the United Nations

June 2009

30 June 2009

Statement on Afghanistan made at the UN Security Council Statement by Jim McLay, Permanent Representative to the United Nations

17 June 2009

Human Rights Council: 11th session Statement on introduction of Resolution on maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights, on behalf of New Zealand and Colombia.

3 June 2009

General Assembly Plenary Meeting: GA Hall: Agenda Item 107 (follow-up to the outcome of the Millenium Summit): New Zealand Statement (after adoption of Draft Resolution A/63/L.8/Rev.1) by Kirsty Graham, Deputy Permanent Representative, NZ Mission.

2 June 2009

UN Human Rights Council: 11th Session: Item 3 Interactive Dialogue: Reports of the Special Rapporteurs on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers and Freedom of Expression. New Zealand Statement.

May 2009

28 May 2009

UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board First Regular Session: NZ intervention in response to UNIFEM Executive Director’s Statement: Statement by Vicki Poole, Multilateral Team Leader, NZAID

27 May 2009

UN Human Rights Council: Special Session on Sri Lanka: New Zealand Statement

27 May 2009

UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board Annual Session: NZ intervention in response to UNFPA Executive Director’s statement: Statement by Vicki Poole, Multilateral Team Leader, NZAID

26 May 2009

UNDP Executive Board Annual Session: Statement by the New Zealand Permanent Representative, HE Rosemary Banks

UN Security Council, Briefings by Chairmen of Subsidiary Bodies of the Security Council. Statement by Rosemary Banks Permanent Representative.

United Nations General Assembly, Fifth Committee; Item: Financing of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste. Statement by Phillip Taula on behalf of Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

22 May 2009

United Nations General Assembly: Fifth Committee, Sixty-Third Session. Agenda Item 120: Improving the Financial Situation of the United Nations. Statement by Paul Ballantyne on behalf of Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

11 May 2009

New Zealand Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear weapons - Cluster Three Debate. Statement by Ambassador Jennifer MacMillan, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna

7 May 2009

New Zealand Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear weapons - Cluster Two Debate. Statement by Ambassador Jennifer MacMillan, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna.

6 May 2009

New Zealand Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear weapons - Cluster One Debate: Nuclear Disarmament. Statement by Dr. Joan Mosley, Senior Negotiator for Disarmament.

4 May 2009

New Zealand Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear weapons - General Debate. Statement by Dr. Joan Mosley, Senior Negotiator for Disarmament.

March 2009

27 March 2009

Human Rights Council: 10th session: Adoption of resolution on the human rights of people with disabilities: Joint statement by New Zealand and Mexico.

23 March 2009

Human Rights Council: 10th session: Report of the Council Advisory Committee: Statement by New Zealand.

16 March 2009

Human Rights Council (10th session): General Debate: Joint Statement - Maternal Mortality

5 March 2009

53rd Commission on the Status of Women - Statement by Shenagh Gleisner Chief Executive Ministry of Women’s Affairs for New Zealand

4 March 2009

53rd Commission on the Status of Women; Item 3: Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action with a focus on the shared responsibilities between men and women. Statement by Hon. O’Love Jacobsen Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs, Representative of Niue, for Pacific Islands Forum.

February 2009

23 February 2009

United Nations General Assembly, Sixty-third session; Special Committee on Peacekeeping operations. Comprehensive review of the whole question of Peacekeeping operations in all their aspects. Statement by Captain Michael Millar, RNZN, on behalf of Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

19 February 2009

United Nations Security Council: The Situation in Timor-Leste - Statement by the New Zealand Permanent Representative, HE Rosemary Banks

January 2009

16 January 2009

United Nations General Assembly: Emergency Special Session on the Situation in Gaza - Statement by Kirsty Graham, Deputy Permanent Representative.

14 January 2009

Security Council: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict - Statement by Kirsty Graham, Deputy Permanent Representative.

 

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