Laetitia Courtois
Permanent Observer, International Committee of the Red Cross to the United Nations
Laetitia Courtois

Diverse perspectives lead to more innovation and more sustainable decisions. This is both in the workplace and more broadly in areas of armed conflict and violence, where women and girls often have distinct experiences and different contributions, too often underestimated and hidden behind their assumed vulnerabilities. We need their voices at the table. I take it upon myself to help ensure they are part of every conversation, including those here at the United Nations.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

Create and nurture a work-friendly environment for parents at ICRC NY which is adapted to current virtual working modalities and to family responsibilities. Indicators: Teleworking/flexible working policy adapted to these specific needs.
Systematically integrate a gendered perspective and include diverse voices from ICRC’s operations in all statements made to UN fora. Indicator: 2 women leaders from ICRC operations are invited to participate to UN/New York debates.