New Zealand’s Contribution to Peace and Stability on the Korean Peninsula 2023

Published: 06 Sep 2023

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents surrounding Cabinet’s decision to extend the mandate for the deployment of the New Zealand Defence Force personnel to the United Nations Command and the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission in the Republic of Korea until 30 September 2024.

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The pack comprises the following documents:

  • New Zealand’s Contribution to Peace and Stability on the Korean Peninsula minute of decision [ERS-23-MIN-0014]
  • New Zealand’s Contribution to Peace and Stability on the Korean Peninsula Cabinet paper [ERS-23-SUB-0014]

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  • the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand [section 6(a)]
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