International Solutions: New Zealand's place in a troubled world

The 2023 Conference International Solutions: New Zealand’s place in a troubled world aspires to be the premier public event for international affairs in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides a platform for experts from Government, business, academia, and non-Government organisations both from New Zealand and overseas to discuss the most important international affairs issues of our times.The Conference theme focuses on solutions in international affairs, rather than simply detailing the many problems facing the world. Beneath the overarching theme, the Conference will address the following sub themes in a series of curated panels:

  • Indo-Pacific competition, confrontation, or collaboration?
  • Improving public understanding of international affairs
  • Trade and economics – repairing international commerce
  • Addressing indigenous rights on an international scale
  • International solutions for the climate crisis
  • Digital transformations in international affairs
  • New strategies for defence and security
  • Where to next for multilateral and regional institutions?



New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) - Whare Tawahi-a-mahi i Aotearoa, is an independent, non-governmental organisation that fosters expert discussion and understanding of international issues and emerging trends, particularly as they relate to Aotearoa New Zealand.

NZIIA fosters wider understanding of international issues, trading partnerships and relationships with other countries. It does this by creating a programme of events and initiatives that enable audiences to hear a range of speakers with various viewpoints. It hosts public addresses by visiting experts and dignitaries, roundtable events including Track II dialogues, and generates an annual conference. Branches around the country host a lively programme of events and the National Office has been hosting a range of events in both Wellington for some years and in Auckland over the last year.

NZIIA’s main communications platforms are the website, social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and the NZ International Review. This publication has been in existence for 44 years. It is the only national magazine exclusively devoted to international issues as they affect New Zealand. It is available for all members as part of their subscription and to students at universities in New Zealand.