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  • Meet Mark Gilbert, U.S. Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand.

    Meet U.S. Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand and Samoa, Mark Gilbert and wife Nancy.

  • The 2015 State of the Union address.

    The 2015 State of the Union address.

  • NXT15 – LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference - February 19-21, 2015.

    NXT15 – LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference - February 19-21, 2015.

  • From Pixel to Pixar to New Zealand – Alvy & Alison visit New Zealand.

    From Pixel to Pixar to New Zealand – Alvy & Alison visit New Zealand.

  • Te Papa Repatriation Ceremony - The formal welcome home ceremony after more than 100 years away.

    Te Papa Repatriation Ceremony - The formal welcome home ceremony after more than 100 years away.

Mission News

  • January 2015 - The U.S. Department of State Partnership to Launch the 2015 Fish 2.0 Seafood Business Competition in the Pacific.
    January 2015 - The U.S. Department of State Partnership to Launch the 2015 Fish 2.0 Seafood Business Competition in the Pacific.

    The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce today a new partnership with Fish 2.0 and the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) to launch the 2015 Fish 2.0 Seafood Business Competition, a competition that connects investors with businesses in fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood supply chains, which will have a special focus on the Pacific Islands in 2015. [find out more]

  • State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report.
    January 14, 2014 - State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report.
    Secretary of State John Kerry released the FY 2014 Fiscal Transparency Report, assessing whether governments that receive U.S. assistance meet minimum requirements of fiscal transparency, on January 14, 2015. [read report]
  • Mark Gilbert was today sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand & Samoa.
    January 8, 2015 - Mark Gilbert was today sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand & Samoa.

    Congratulations to Mark Gilbert who was today sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand & Samoa. The ceremony took place in The Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room at the Department of State’s headquarters in Washington D.C.

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    December 1 - Kiwi youth leaders on State Department tour of United States
    A group of high school pupils from the Auckland region are travelling to the United States on a US Government Youth Leadership Program sponsored by the US Embassy.
    The nine 16-to-18 year olds, with a similar group from Australia, this week started the tour in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and will wind up in Washington DC. [read more]
  • November 13, 2014 - FACT SHEET: 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit.
    November 13, 2014 - FACT SHEET: 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit.

    Today, President Obama met with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders and foreign ministers and the ASEAN Secretariat's Secretary-General at the 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. President Obama reaffirmed the importance of U.S.-ASEAN ties as a crucial element of the United States' strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region and highlighted many of the cooperative activities the United States has undertaken with ASEAN across its economic, political-security, and socio-cultural pillars. [fact sheet] [Remarks by President Obama Before U.S.-ASEAN Summit Meeting]

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    November 11, U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change
    The United States and China are the world’s two largest economies, two largest consumers of energy, and two largest emitters of greenhouse gases: Together we account for about 40 percent of the world’s emissions. [read more]
    The United States and China are the world’s two largest economies, two largest consumers of energy, and two largest emitters of greenhouse gases: Together we account for about 40 percent of the world’s emissions.
     
    We need to solve this problem together because neither one of us can solve it alone. Even if the United States somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, it still wouldn’t be enough to counteract the carbon pollution coming from China and the rest of the world. Likewise, even if China went down to zero emissions, it wouldn’t make enough of a difference if the United States and the rest of the world didn’t change direction.
    - See more at: http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/11/11/china-america-and-our-warming-planet#sthash.UkMxjj5n.dpuf
    The United States and China are the world’s two largest economies, two largest consumers of energy, and two largest emitters of greenhouse gases: Together we account for about 40 percent of the world’s emissions.
     
    We need to solve this problem together because neither one of us can solve it alone. Even if the United States somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, it still wouldn’t be enough to counteract the carbon pollution coming from China and the rest of the world. Likewise, even if China went down to zero emissions, it wouldn’t make enough of a difference if the United States and the rest of the world didn’t change direction.
    - See more at: http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/11/11/china-america-and-our-warming-planet#sthash.UkMxjj5n.dpuf
    The United States and China are the world’s two largest economies, two largest consumers of energy, and two largest emitters of greenhouse gases: Together we account for about 40 percent of the world’s emissions.
     
    We need to solve this problem together because neither one of us can solve it alone. Even if the United States somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, it still wouldn’t be enough to counteract the carbon pollution coming from China and the rest of the world. Likewise, even if China went down to zero emissions, it wouldn’t make enough of a difference if the United States and the rest of the world didn’t change direction.
    - See more at: http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/11/11/china-america-and-our-warming-planet#sthash.UkMxjj5n.dpuf
  • November 3, 2014 - Announcing Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Changes Effective November 3, 2014
    November 3, 2014 - Announcing Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Changes Effective November 3, 2014

    Some existing questions have been clarified to make them more user-friendly.  Additional questions have been added to the ESTA application.  The new ESTA questions include: Other Names/Aliases or Other Citizenships; Parents Name(s); National Identification Number (if applicable); Contact Information (email, phone, points of contact); Employment Information (if applicable); City of Birth. [full details]

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    The Department of State now has a "Smart Traveler" app for U.S. travelers going abroad. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later). Smart Traveler provides easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more. [read more] [download app]