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New Zealand Prime Minister brings baby to U.N. General Assembly

Jacinda Ardern makes history!
September 28, 2018

The "first baby" of New Zealand has already visited the United Nations General Assembly at three month old. Now that’s something little Neve will be bragging about in her teenage!

Three months ago, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and National Security and Intelligence, gave birth to her daughter Neve while running a country.

On Monday, Ardern became the first woman and world leader to bring her baby to the UN general assembly.  Little Neve even got her own temporary U.N. badge identifying her as "Ms. Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford."

Ardern delivered a speech while Neve was being held by her dad, Clarke Gayford, in the audience.

''I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change," Gayford tweeted. "Great yarn for her 21st."

Baby Neve Te Aroha was born on June 21. Her mom took six weeks' maternity leave and went back to work early August.

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