She became the first world leader in nearly 30 years to give

  birth in office, and then by taking her three-month old daughter Neve to the United Nations, where Ardern was pho

tographed playing with the baby alongside partner Clarke Gayford. Neve looked on as her mother addressed the assem

bly while Gayford, whom the couple say is the main caregiver for their daughter, held the baby.

  Speaking to CNN after her address, Ardern said she wanted to “normalize” the ide

a of being a working mother, and described New Zealand as “incredibly progressive.”

  Since coming to power, Ardern has presented an image in stark contrast to leaders of many large Western nations. As co

untries, including the United States, have attempted to keep migrants out, Ardern has actively sought to bring them in.

  She’s made multiple offers to take in refugees languishing on Manus Island and Nauru,

the products of a Australia’s strict immigration policy. The offer has been repeatedly refused.、

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