Secretary-General

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The Secretary-General shall be appointed by the Assembly on the nomination of the Council on such terms as the Assembly may determine. The Secretary-General shall be the chief technical and administrative officer of the Organisation.

The Secretary-General shall be ex officio Secretary of the Assembly and of the Council, and shall attend ex officio all commissions of the Organisation. He may delegate these functions.

The Secretary-General shall prepare and submit annually to the Council the financial statements and budget estimates of the Organisation.

The Secretary-General shall appoint the staff of the Secretariat in accordance with staff regulations established by the Assembly.

Interview of the ICDO Secretary-General, Dr. Vladimir Kuvshinov (Click on the picture below)

 
 

On April 24, 2014, the ICDO General Assembly (21st session) unanimously approved the nomination of Dr. Vladimir Kuvshinov as Secretary-General of the ICDO for a mandate of four years (2015-2018).

Dr. Kuvshinov was previously Deputy Secretary-General of the International Civil Defence Organisation.

Before joining the ICDO, Mr. Kuvshinov had worked since 1993 for the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergency and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM of Russia), where he served as Deputy Director of the Department for International Cooperation.

In 2005, Mr. Kuvshinov was appointed as Counselor at the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the European Communities and Representative of the EMERCOM of Russia to the European Communities.

Mr. Kuvshinov has a vast experience in humanitarian operations including search and rescue, humanitarian aid, forest fire combat, demining, as well as development, reconstruction, and rehabilitation.

PREVIOUS ICDO SECRETARIES-GENERAL

  • Gen. Nawaf AL SLEIBI

    Gen. Nawaf AL SLEIBI (2003 - 2013)

    Secretary-General of the International Civil Defence Organisation

    Commander of the International Order of Civil Defence, Officer
    of the Order of Merit of Senegal - the Order of the Lion

  • Col. Sadok ZNAIDI

    Col. Sadok ZNAIDI (1987 - 2002)

    Secretary-General of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO)

    Commander of the International Order of Civil Defence.

  • Milan BODI

    Milan BODI (1951 - 1986)

    Secretary General of the International Association of « Geneva Zones »
    1951 - 1958

    Secretary General of the International Civil Defence Organisation I.C.D.O.
    (non-governmental)
    1958 - 1972

    Secretary General of the International Civil Defence Organisation I.C.D.O.
    (intergovernmental)
    1972 - 1986

  • Henri GEORGE

    Henri GEORGE (1937 - 1951)

    Founder of the International Association of « Geneva Zones »
    International Association for the Protection of Civilian Populations, Historical and Artistic Monuments in Wartime or Armed Conflicts »

    1st Secretary General of the International Association of « Geneva Zones »

  • Surgeon-General Georges SAINT-PAUL

    Surgeon-General Georges SAINT-PAUL (1931)

    Founder of the Association of « Geneva Zones » in Paris

 

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