Wellington, Sep 25 (UNI) It was the historic day for the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as she became the first female head of state/government to attend the United Nations General Assembly with her three month old daughter Neve Te Aroha.
According to a report published in the Guardian, Ardern reached New York along with her partner Clarke Gayford and her baby to take part in the the Nelson Mandela peace summit. While Ardern was delivering the speech at the Nelson Mandela peace summit, Neve was having a happy time being at the front-row seat in the Gayford’s lap.
Ardern said, “I have the ability to take my child to work, there’s not many places you can do that.”
In June, Ardern also had the privilege of becoming only the second sitting world leader to give birth while working at office, after former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Ardern said she came to know about the pregnancy within a week of her election victory last year. Showing her commitment ,She started working within six weeks of maternity leave early last month.
Earlier questions were raised about Ardern’s dual roles as mother and head of state at the same time. In reply she said, “I’m not the first woman to work and have a baby.”
On asking about whether the infant will be seen in future at official events, Ardern said,“It depends what the jet lag does to them both,” Ardern said, referring to Gayford as well. She added that Neve is “a good sleeper”.