New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has created history by bringing her three-month old baby girl to United Nations General Assembly.
This is the first time a baby has attended a session of UN General Assembly.
Ardern addressed the assembly while three-month-old Neve Te Aroha sat in the lap of her caregiver Clarke Gayford.
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric was full of praise for Ardern.
“Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country than a working mother. Just five per cent of the world’s leaders are women, so we need to make them as welcome here as possible,” he said.
Ardern is the first elected world leader in nearly three decades to have a child while in office
Before her, former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto became a mother she was her country’s head.
38-year-old Ardern is New Zealand’s youngest premier.
In June, she became the first ever elected leader to take maternity leave while in office.