The UN Security Council chaired by New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has passed a resolution calling on countries to step up their aviation security.
The resolution put forward by UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson follows a number of terrorist attacks on airports and airlines recently including the Brussel's airport bombing.
Murray McCully says New Zealand as Chair of the Security Council was happy to work with the UK on the resolution as it shares Mr Johnson's concerns about terrorism and the impact on tourism and the freedom of people to move around the world.
UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and NZ foreign Minister Murray McCully (file picture).
Mr McCully signalled the tighter security measures for airport buildings won't necessarily mean more disruption for, as a lot of it could be done using new technologies.
The resolution will however see countries like New Zealand – that already have advanced screening, work with smaller nations – such as Pacific Island nations, on improving their airport security.
Meanwhile Mr Johnson was asked about New Zealanders' access to the UK under working visa's and whether that was under threat or could be improved in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Mr Johnson was very positive about New Zealanders coming to the UK, but signalled that it was too soon to say what impact Brexit might have.