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United Nations welcomes New Zealand’s ‘first baby’ Neve Te Aroha in General Assembly


New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited the United Nations General Assembly for the peace submit along with her three-month old daughter Neve Te Aroha. Termed as ‘First Baby of New Zealand’ on her UN ID, Neve made her debut in the UN assembly on Monday along with her mother and father.

Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford, looked after the baby Neve as Ardern spoke at a peace summit at the UN General assembly. He had also shared an image of Neve’s UN ID on his Twitter account before. “I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside U.N. yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st (birthday),” Gayford said on Twitter.

United Nations was delighted to welcome the baby in the UN General Assembly hall. “Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country than a working mother. Just 5 percent of the world’s leaders are women, so we need to make them as welcome here as possible,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told Reuters.

Adern is New Zealand’s youngest Prime Minister at the age of 38. She recently gave birth to her first child while being in office, only the second leader to do so after former Pakistan’s Prime Minister, late Benazir Bhutto, in 1990. Ardern also took a maternal leave from office during her pregnancy.

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