Viewfinder: After Becoming the Second Head of State to Give Birth While in Office, New Zealand's Prime Minister Brings Her Newborn to the U.N. - Pacific Standard

Viewfinder: After Becoming the Second Head of State to Give Birth While in Office, New Zealand's Prime Minister Brings Her Newborn to the U.N.

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In June, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, became only the second head of state in modern history to give birth while in office (the first was Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990). Here, Ardern kisses her daughter, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, as her partner, Clarke Gayford (left), looks on during the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on September 24th, 2018, one day before the start of the general debate of the 73rd session of the general assembly at the United Nations in New York.

In June, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, became only the second head of state in modern history to give birth while in office (the first was Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990). Here, Ardern kisses her daughter, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, as her partner, Clarke Gayford (left), looks on during the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on September 24th, 2018, one day before the start of the general debate of the 73rd session of the general assembly at the United Nations in New York.

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