International Rescue Committee (IRC)

David Miliband named next IRC president

David Milliband
David Miliband

Today the International Rescue Committee announced that David Miliband, former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, would succeed George Rupp as our president and CEO in September.

“The IRC’s mission is personal for me because my own parents were refugees who arrived in Britain in the 1940s,” says Miliband. “I look forward to honoring the memory of those who helped my parents by leading the IRC as it continues to offer help today to uprooted people around the world.” 

Rupp, who has led the IRC since stepping down as president of Columbia University in 2002, describes Miliband as an “experienced world leader and a man of both action and character.”

Others have applauded the appointment, including President William J. Clinton who said in a statement released this morning, "I have known David almost twenty years. He is one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time." 

Learn More

David Miliband bio (March 2013)
David Miliband appointed president of the IRC  (press release, Mar. 27, 2013)

The IRC at a glance:  How we respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises  



We are glad to know this!

We are glad to know this! Thank you!

The IRC is doing a great job

The IRC is doing a great job and will benefit from the vast expertise of David Miliband. Good Luck David you will be greatly missed by many people in the UK.

Hello Mr president,

Hello Mr president, Congratulations to your new role globally.l have always been your fan during your labour days,as a minister and MP.l need to wish you more happy years in your endeavours. l personally originated from Nigeria.l live in holland for about nine years now,wishing for an opportunity as a field worker in your organisation. would wish to travel to every country in war and crises.moreso,in Africa we do have too much crises regarding to hunger and wars. Thanks so much sir, God bless you more. My sincere regards, Young.

Dear Young:Many thanks for

Dear Young:

Many thanks for your interest in working with the International Rescue Committee. You can learn about available positions and apply on our website at


Kate Sands Adams
(IRC blog editor)

Congratulations n new

Congratulations n new responsibilities. Regards, Khalid

congratulations David for

congratulations David for your new job