New Zealand, officially known as the Monarchy of New Zealand, is composed of two main island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and is currently ruled by Elizabeth II. It is located east of Australia and south of Fiji and Tonga. Because it is far removed from any other closely neighboring countries, it was one of the last lands to be inhabited by humans.

General Information
Official Name:
Monarchy of New Zealand, Aotearoa
English, Māori
Geographic Region:
Australia & New Zealand
Geographic Size (km sq):
Year of UN Membership:
Year of Present State Formation:
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal):
$192.217 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted):
$31,692 (CID)
GDP Growth:
2.50 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI):
Gini Index (Income Inequality):
Foreign Aid Provided:
$0.49Billion (USD)
Economic Grouping:
Developed Country
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses:
Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Major International & Regional Organizations:
ADB: Asian Development Bank
ANZUS: Australia, NZ, US Security Treaty
APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ARF: ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Australia Group
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CD: Community of Democracies
CP: Colombo Plan
EAS: East Asia Summit
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
FATF: Financial Action Task Force
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IEA: International Energy Agency
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Pacific Alliance
Paris Club
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
PIF: Pacific Islands Forum
Sparteca: South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement
SPC: Secretariat of the Pacific Communities
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations:
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions:
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Bilateral Relations
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