Yves Daccord, General Director, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will open the doors of the ICRC to INSEAD Alumni.
Don’t miss the opportunity to get an insider’s view of this 150-year old institution, hear insights beyond the media headlines from Ukraine to Syria, Iraq, and Gaza and debate on the future of humanitarian aid.
Warfare has changed dramatically since the Geneva Convention in 1949. Wars between nations may be fewer, but now it’s long-running internal wars without clearly marked battlefields and the rise of new weapons and technologies. Today, it is civilians that bear the brunt of armed conflicts.
What is the future of humanitarian aid? How can an organization like the ICRC address the needs of victims, while addressing the ever more complex challenges and stay relevant? Find out on September 23rd.
After an optional guided tour of the newly renovated ICRC museum, join the conference with Yves Daccord at ICRC headquarters followed by a cocktail. ©MICR photo Alain Germond
Yves Daccord is Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, since 2010. A former journalist, TV producer and international relations expert, his ICRC career spans 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 Head of Communication Division and Director of Communications. He holds a degree in political science. Born in 1964, Mr. Daccord is married with three children. (Image: ©CICR/GASSMANN, Thierry)
When: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
15:45 Optional Tour of the ICRC Museum: Meet at the entrance at Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève
17:15 ICRC Espace Direction Générale, Esplanade du Carlton Avenue de la Paix 19, 1202 Genève
16:00 to 17:00 Guided tour of newly renovated ICRC museum
17:00 to 17:30 pm Welcome & Registration
17:30 to 18:30pm Conference Debate with Yves Daccord
18:30 to 19:30 pm Cocktail & Finger Food (ICRC Restaurant)
Conference + Cocktail: 30 CHF for members / 50 CHF for non-members / guests.
Museum Guided Tour (optional): 10 CHF including entrance fee.
Online by September 19th at http://goo.gl/a3JRNp