When you’re a working mom, the routine never stops—even with you’re New Zealand Premier Jacinda Ardern. The 38-year-old world leader made history this week when she brought her young baby to work, which, in her case, just happens to be the United Nations General Assembly!

This summer Ardern became the second sitting world leader to give birth while holding office. Now, Ardern just again made headlines by bringing her three-month-old daughter, Neve Te Aroha, to the U.N. General Assembly in order to deliver at speech at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit.

Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford sat in the front row with their daughter in his lap while she gave her speech to the gathered U.N. members. The moment marks the very first time a female head of state has brought her infant along to attend the assembly.

After many requests from fans, Gayford took to Twitter to share baby Neve’s adorable U.N. credentials. Her identification featuring a photo of the newborn reads, “first baby.”

“I have the ability to take my child to work, there’s not many places you can do that,” Ardern said, according to The Guardian. While Ardern has faced many critics since announcing her pregnancy while in office, she has handled it all with grace and strength. “I’m not the first woman to work and have a baby,” she said.


—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Wikimedia Commons 



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