18 Apr 2019

Jacinda Ardern named in Time magazine's most influential people list

12:37 am on 18 April 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been featured in Time magazine's list of most influential people for 2019 after her leadership in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the call to prayer and two-minute silence ceremony in Hagley Park.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been lauded globally for her leadership after the Christchurch terror attacks. Photo: AFP or licensors

Ms Ardern is featured among leaders such as Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump in this year's list.

The publication includes a tribute by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said Ms Ardern's swift, compassionate response to the shootings at the Christchurch mosques last month was "an inspiration to us all."

He said Londoners were heartbroken to hear of the terror attacks, which had resulted in the deaths of 50 Muslim men, women and children in their places of worship.

"Not only is she delivering such swift action on gun control, she has sent a powerful message around the world about our shared values - that those who seek to divide us will never succeed, and that New Zealand will always protect and celebrate the diversity and openness that make our countries so great," he said.

"Londoners stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Christchurch. We will never forget that when terror sent ripples of fear through communities around the world, New Zealand's Prime Minister proudly stood up for hope, unity and inclusiveness in the face of fear, division and hatred."