Amélie Schmitt has been Counselor for Social Affairs at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in Geneva, in charge of Global Health, since October 2021.

Previously, she worked at the WHO Office for Europe, at the regional level as Senior Advisor in the Office of Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control and at the country level as Senior Health Systems Advisor in the WHO Moscow Office.
Before joining the WHO European Office, she was Senior Advisor to the WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage in Geneva.

Formerly in charge of European international affairs at the French Ministry of Health’s Directorate General for Health, she represented France on the OECD Health Committee, the WHO Executive Board, WHO/Euro and EU governing bodies.

She began her professional career in international NGOs and joined the French government to support the first French ambassador for HIV/AIDS. Her training in public policy and political science at the Paris Institute of Political Studies also led her to cross-sectoral action, and she worked for ten years as a senior technical advisor at the International Labour Organization, providing technical assistance to national government decision-makers, employers’ and workers’ organizations worldwide on occupational health and safety, social exclusion and youth employment, and as a focal point on HIV/AIDS.