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

Continue to integrate a gender perspective, with consideration and understanding of social power dynamics (with particular attention to gender) among people and communities affected by conflict, across the external engagements of the Delegation. Highlight the work of and with ICRC women leaders from across the ICRC’s operations.
In line with the newly adopted organizational gender and diversity policy, maintain a gender-responsive work environment with thoughtful and transparent recruitment practices, flexible working policies and promotion of work-life balance, with emphasis on individual development and access to education, training and leadership opportunities.