Robert Mardini
Permanent Observer to the United Nations, International Committee of the Red Cross
Robert Mardini

We are better off when women are part of what we do at every level and every stage. We all must do more to make sure doors are open for women to contribute, lead, and innovate. It's a challenge I take on - and encourage others to do the same.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Meet on a quarterly basis with a peer Permanent Representative to compare notes and share experiences on positive gender practices and share a gender-dimension on operational concerns.

  • Create a working environment at the ICRC delegation to the UN in New York where women can thrive. The ICRC working environment in NY is: 1. compatible and friendly to work-family life balance through flexible work arrangements and sensitivity in scheduling of meeting times 2. supportive of women in leadership roles offering a) more autonomy in their current roles b) new opportunities c) mentoring.