Jacinda Ardern to attend UN General Assembly, also promote trade, investment, tourism while in New York

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will travel to New York later this month to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

After departing New Zealand on September 17, along with attending the UN General Assembly, she will also co-host a Christchurch Call to Action Leaders' Summit and participate in events to promote trade, investment, and tourism.

"I look forward to visiting the United States to meet with counterparts, and taking the opportunity to further promote New Zealand's reconnecting plan," Ardern said. 

"It's an important opportunity to set out New Zealand's continued commitment to the multilateral system and international rules based order. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, climate change, the Ukraine and geopolitical tensions, international cooperation is more important than ever."

She will co-host the Christchurch Call to Action Leaders' Summit with President of France Emmanuel Macron on September 20.

"I look forward to meeting with heads of state and global tech leaders to continue our important work to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online," Ardern said.

Also while in New York, the Prime Minister will take part in bilateral meetings with other world leaders, multilateral events, and deliver New Zealand's national statement at the General Assembly.

She will also promote New Zealand trade and export interests, including meeting with Motion Picture Association of America executives to promote Aotearoa as a film destination and attend the launch of the Invest New Zealand campaign Do Good, Do Well alongside major US investment funds.

Ardern will travel on Air New Zealand's inaugural direct flight to New York on September 17 to get there.

"The new direct flights to New York is an exciting step in reconnecting New Zealand with the world, and will bring a welcome boost for our tourism and other businesses," she said.