With a mock security pass listing her as the "firstbaby" of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Arohamade her United Nations debut on Monday when hermother, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, spoke at apeace summit in the General Assembly.
Ardern is her country's youngest head of state andthe first to take maternity leave while in office.
Her partner Clarke Gayford, who is the baby's full-time caregiver, sat with the New Zealanddelegation and held Neve as Ardern spoke.
Gayford posted a photo on Twitter of Neve's security pass for the annual gathering of worldleaders in New York.
He added: "I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside theUN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change."
The UN was delighted to see baby Neve in the General Assembly Hall, UN spokesman StephaneDujarric said.
"Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country thana working mother. Just 5 percent of the world's leaders are women, so we need to make themas welcome here as possible," he said.