New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s baby premieres among world leaders

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –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.

Ms Ardern played with daughter Neve Te Aroha on Monday, shortly before addressing the UN’s General Assembly.

Her partner Clarke Gayford, Neve’s primary carer, held New Zealand’s “first baby” while she spoke.

Mrs 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 leader’s “profound impact” on her country.

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