Yves Daccord is director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, a post he has held since 2010. A former journalist, television producer and international relations expert, his ICRC career has spanned more than two decades in a variety of posts and challenging contexts – including Israel and the occupied Territories, Sudan, Yemen, Chechnya and Georgia.
Prior to his appointment as director-general, he held the posts of the head of the communication division and director of communications. He assumed the chair of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) in January 2015. He holds a degree in political science. Born in 1964, Daccord is married with three children.
He will be speaking during Session 3 entitled "Toward Mechanisms for the Protection of Journalists".