Coalition forces – New Zealand

Coalition forces – New Zealand



Government sources

New Zealand

Integrated State-Building Operations: Afghanistan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs [accessed 6 April 2009]

The New Zealand security presence in Bamyan provides a platform for New Zealand’s police training and development contributions. New Zealand also provides training the Afghanistan army. Other New Zealand objectives include contributing to wider military efforts in Afghanistan and contributing to the international campaign against terrorism.

  • United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA): A defence officer is based at UNAMA Headquarters, Kabul;

  • International Security Assistance Force (ISAF): A Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Bamyan Province (up to 140 personnel), and up to two defence medical personnel with the Canadian-led Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar;

  • European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL): 3 New Zealand Police officers providing training and mentoring to the Afghan National Police in Bamyan;

  • Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF): Two military instructors assisting a British Army training team for the Afghan National Army and a navy frigate for a month deployment in 2008 in the Persian Gulf;

  • Development: NZ$29 million of humanitarian assistance between June 2002/03 and June 2006/07 with an additional NZ$6 million allocated for 2007/08.


New Zealand

, Troop numbers and contributions, ISAF [as of August 2010]

Current Troop Contribution: 205

Presence in Afghanistan

  • ISAF Command Headquarters

  • Regional Command East: Bamyan




See also



Project coordinator: Richard Tanter
Additional research:
Arabella Imhoff
Updated: 15 December 2008