Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations in Geneva
Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann

A gender-based society is particularly important in humanitarian action, which calls for increased empowerment of women all over the world. They need to be given the opportunity to contribute to the life of their communities in the same way as men do. As a humanitarian institution, the Order of Malta is engaged in promoting women in its projects globally. In my daily work in Geneva, I aim to ensure that our Permanent Observer Mission offers gender-sensitive employment.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Increase the gender-based approach within the Order of Malta's humanitarian action.
Support initiatives of the International Freedom of Religion or Belief Alliance (IFRBA) promoting human rights for women and children.