Yves Daccord

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Yves Daccord (born in 1964 in Zürich, Switzerland) is the Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Directorate.[1]

Daccord earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Geneva.[1][2] He was a TV journalist at the Télévision Suisse Romande in Geneva[3] and producer.

He joined the ICRC in 1992.[1][1][2] In 1997, he became deputy head of the Division for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law.[1] In 1998 he became head of the Communication Division, in 2002 director of Communication.[1] He was named director-general effective July 1, 2010.[1][3]

He is married, and has three children.[4]


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  2. ^ a b "Yves Daccord | World Economic Forum". Weforum.org. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "ICRC appoints new director-general". Icrc.org. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Person". Mscom.usi.ch. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.