23 Jan 2019

Jacinda Ardern reflects on World Economic Forum

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 23 January 2019

The World Economic Forum in Davos is as notable for who isn't there as who is. Domestic political crises have kept a number of world leaders at home including US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron. Our Prime Minister is there. Jacinda Ardern spent the day holding a number of bilaterals, being guest on a Safeguarding Our Planet panel and private meetings with both Prince William and Sir David Attenborough. She spoke with New Zealand media over the phone not long ago where she said she understood the domestic political reasons for some of the absences and regardless of who attended the big conversations were still being had.