As you may have heard by now, women sometimes have children and those same women also sometimes have jobs (alert the media!). In the case of Jacinda Ardern, she's both the Prime Minster of New Zealand and a new mom-and she just made history by bringing her new daughter into a United Nationals assembly.
Ardern gave birth to her daughter three months ago while in office, and she didn't hesitate to bring three-month-old Neve into work (hey, it's never too soon to get the young ones involved in politics). While attending and speaking at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, Ardern brought along baby Neve and the baby's father, Clarke Gayford, who is the child's main caretaker. Ardern held onto baby Neve until it was her turn to speak, and then passed her to Gayford.
Neve is the first-ever infant to attend an official UN assembly, which Ardern explains was a "practical decision." Per CNN, her partner Clarke Gayford is a stay-at-home father and Neve's primary caretaker, but since Ardern is breastfeeding, Neve and Gayford are currently accompanying her on all official business. Neve even received her own credential to enter the summit.
Because everyone on twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN id, staff here whipped one up.- Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) September 24, 2018
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.
Great yarn for her 21st. pic.twitter.com/838BI96VYX
"Because everyone on twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN ID, staff here whipped one up," Gayford wrote on Twitter. "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."
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