Yves Daccord

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Yves Daccord
Daccord at Chatham House in 2014
Daccord at Chatham House in 2014
Born 1964 (1964) (age 52)
Zürich, Switzerland
Occupation Director of the International Red Cross

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]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "ICRC Directorate". Icrc.org. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  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.