New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made her debut speech at the UN in New York and in another first for the organisation she brought her baby along too.
Mr Ardern played with daughter Neve To Aroha on Monday, shortly before addressing the UN General Assembly. Her partner Clarke Gayford. Neve primary carer, held New Zealand first baby while she spoke. Mr Ardern is only the second elected leader to give birth while in office. She made her debut speech at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, where she highlighted the former South African leaders profound impact on her country.
The New Zealand premier is currently breastfeeding three month old Neve meaning it was a very practical decision to bring the infant on the six day international trip.
Neve is actually nearby me most of the time in New Zealand, Mr Ardern said according to NZ News Hub. While the prime minister attends UN meetings Mr Gayford will take the lead in caring for the first Baby as a UN ID card playfully described the infant.
The PM told the New Zealand Herald she would bear the cost of her partner travel as he is primarily travelling to care for Neve. Ms Ardern returned to work in early August after spending the fastest six weeks of her life on maternity leave.