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.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Integrate a gender perspective across the work of the Delegation that is consistently reflected in external engagement. Highlight the work of women and with women from across the ICRC's operations.
Promote a gender responsive work environment, starting with a team workshop on unconscious bias and how to address it. Organize an internal briefing on the organization’s strategy and the progress made in institutional diversity and inclusion efforts. Ensure team members are aware of professional development opportunities and resources available to them and create space and time for team members to prioritize this.