• SOURCE: UEFA

Yves Daccord 4 (FR)

ID

372194

Description
I know that in football people don't always like the referees, but they do agree that we need a referee. They do agree that you score the goals over there, they do agree about the rules. In the end, during the extreme times where the ICRC works, in major humanitarian or war crises, the rules often disappear, there are a lot of problems about respecting one other. In an environment like that, it [football] has a very strong educational value. And then of course the last thing that makes the partnership so strong is that's it's UEFA. We know this association well, the partnership has developed with time. This organisation has a vision that goes beyond the current season, they think about the future, and that's how we want to work too, because we know that in our world, humanitarian problems do not stop tomorrow. You need to think about the day after tomorrow. You need to be able to think about tomorrow and beyond. It's important to have such a long term partnership for us.
Shotlist
I know that in football people don't always like the referees, but they do agree that we need a referee. They do agree that you score the goals over there, they do agree about the rules. In the end, during the extreme times where the ICRC works, in major humanitarian or war crises, the rules often disappear, there are a lot of problems about respecting one other. In an environment like that, it [football] has a very strong educational value. And then of course the last thing that makes the partnership so strong is that's it's UEFA. We know this association well, the partnership has developed with time. This organisation has a vision that goes beyond the current season, they think about the future, and that's how we want to work too, because we know that in our world, humanitarian problems do not stop tomorrow. You need to think about the day after tomorrow. You need to be able to think about tomorrow and beyond. It's important to have such a long term partnership for us.
Usage Rights/Restrictions
This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes.

Contact

  • Client Relations
    TheNewsMarket