Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand


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On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.


Inaugural Irish Ambassador Peter Ryan is the guest speaker at the NZ Institute of International Affairs lecture on  26 November 2018 in Auckland. His lecture is titled 'A View of the World from Dublin'. The Republic of Ireland has seen challenges and changes; Ireland also cherishes its connections with New Zealand. The nations have overlapped in their colonial history of the 19th and 20th centuries, agriculture and high technology, concern for indigenous languages, population makeup, and support for multilateral institutions. Each now has an Embassy in the other.

The Netherlands Embassy, NZ Minister Damien O’Connor and Riddet Institute are honoured to co-host a public talk by Louise O. Fresco on “Towards A Circular Agriculture: A Dutch Perspective” on 4 December. Louise Fresco is the President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research. She is a globe-trotting advisor on sustainable agricultural and a leading food expert. In addition, she is a passionate fiction books writer. Dutch Ambassador Mira Woldberg will MC the event.

In light of a changing security environment, the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) started
a process of closer cooperation in security and defence. The EU Member States agreed to step up the European
Union’s work in this area and acknowledged that enhanced coordination, increased investment in defence and
cooperation in developing defence capabilities are key requirements to achieve it.

Today we stand united in our determination to protect and to promote the rights of all children everywhere. These rights are universal, indivisible and inalienable. Every single child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment – free from any form of violence, abuse, harassment or neglect. It is our collective task to do everything we can to ensure that these rights are respected and ensured for every child, everywhere.

The Polish Embassy in Wellington and the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand announce a seminar featuring Women Survivors of two totalitarian rules 'From Totalitarianism through Hope to a New Life in New Zealand: Women’s Perspectives'. The discussion panel, with the participation of four women - Vera Egermayer, Stefania Sondej, Susi Williams and Stefania Zawada - who survived the Holocaust and Siberia, will be moderated by Emeritus Professor Roberto Rabel of Victoria University of Wellington.

For the first time, this November, Kiwis and Irish alike, will come together to celebrate everything Irish with a massive four-day celebration, with over sixty events, across three cities, as part of the inaugural NZ Irish Fest.

The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World celebrates the culture, flavour and rituals across Italy. This year highlights the world-famous Mediterranean diet. The Italian Embassy will be organising a series of events taking place 19-25 November 2018. To celebrate, renowned Italian Chefs Alessandro Cannata and Francesca Fucci will travel especially from Europe to cook at Giraffe in Auckland (20 November), Hopgood’s in Nelson (22 November) and The Rees in Queenstown (25 November).