Deputy Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan
Deputy UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan
Laetitia BAZZI-VEIL was appointed as Deputy Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the Republic of Kazakhstan as of March 1, 2022.
She holds master’s degrees in politics and in International/European Law from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris. She has more than twenty years of experience in international cooperation for development, with particular focus on child protection.
Laetitia has worked for UNICEF these past 12 years, as Chief Child Protection, respectively in Sénégal and Côte d’Ivoire. With her team, she contributed to Child Protection systems’ strengthening, in close collaboration with social welfare, justice, security, education and health ministries, through sector wide approaches. She has the experience of managing Programmes both in development and emergency contexts.
Before joining UNICEF as staff in 2009, Laetitia collaborated with UNICEF’s Regional Office in West and Central Africa, various UNICEF’s country offices in the region, ILO (International Labour Organisation), USAID, the World Bank, IDRC (International Development Research Centre), and private research centers, for knowledge and policies development in the areas of violence against children, child trafficking, child labor, child justice, social welfare systems, and social protection.