IRRC No. 243

Tribute to Mr. Jean Pictet

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On 2 September 1984, Mr. Jean Pictet celebrated his seventieth birthday; his family, friends and colleagues congratulated him and conveyed their good wishes.Mr. Pictet joined the ICRC as legal secretary in 1937. He was later appointed Director, then Director-General; he became a member of the International Committee in 1967 and a Vice-President in 1971. Having reached retirement age, he stepped down in 1979 after 42 years of service, but remained a member of the Assembly.

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