SECRETARY GENERAL

Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland is the 13th Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General has the overall responsibility for the strategic management of the Organisation. Mr. Jagland was elected in September 2009.  In June 2014, he was re-elected, and his second term in office commenced on October 1, 2014.

The former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Norway, Thorbjørn Jagland, aged 63, was also the President of the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) and the leader of the Norwegian Labour Party. He is currently the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

News 2014

Statement of Secretary Thorbjørn Jagland on the deadly terrorist attack on a school in Pakistan

2014-12-16T12:46:00 Strasbourg,  16/12/2014, The world looks in horror and disbelief at this outrageous act of terrorism. My thoughts go out to the victims' families and friends...

L’antisémitisme est une menace non seulement en France mais également partout en Europe

2014-12-10T03:22:00 Strasbourg,  10 décembre 2014, « La France, son Président, son premier Ministre et son Ministre de l’Intérieur, ont fait de la lutte contre l’antisémitisme...

Secretary General Jagland calls for immediate release of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova

2014-12-09T08:30:00 Strasbourg,  09/12/2014, I am concerned that a Baku court ordered the two-month pre-trial detention of prominent Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija...

Secretary General Jagland addresses OSCE in Basel

2014-12-05T01:30:00 Strasbourg,  04/12/2014, The need for a concerted effort of the main international organisations addressing the crisis in Ukraine and the urgency of...

Secretary General meets Prime Minister of Luxembourg

2014-12-01T02:50:00 Strasbourg,  01/11/2014, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met today Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The exchange of...

Secretary General Jagland: Europe must do more to investigate cases of violence against women

2014-11-21T03:56:00 Strasbourg,  21/11/2014, In this comment, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, explains why more governments need to sign and...

Decision to postpone court hearing on liquidation of Russian Memorial Society welcome development, says Secretary General

2014-11-13T12:38:00 Strasbourg,  13/11/2014, Following today’s decision by the Russian Supreme Court to postpone the hearing of a lawsuit brought by the Russian Justice Ministry...

Joint Statement by European Commission First Vice President and Secretary General

2014-11-12T10:49:00 Strasbourg,  12/11/2014, Secretary General Jagland and European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans met today in Brussels. They made the...

Thorbjørn Jagland in Brussels

2014-11-12T10:47:00 Strasbourg,  12/11/2014, The Secretary General was in Brussels for meetings with high-level representatives of the European Union and the Belgian...

Secretary General deeply concerned by reports of third execution in Belarus this year

2014-11-04T10:43:00 Strasbourg,  04/11/2014, Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland said he was deeply concerned by the reports of the third execution in Belarus this year....

Secretary General Jagland opens Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy with Jeremy Rifkin

2014-11-04T09:59:00 Strasbourg,  03/11/2014, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today opened the 2014 World Forum for Democracy with an appeal to engage...

Tunisia’s first post-revolution elections praised by Secretary General Jagland

2014-10-27T01:42:00 Strasbourg,  27/10/2014, Following this Sunday’s vote in Tunisia for the country’s first post-revolution parliament, Council of Europe Secretary General...

Secretary General Jagland welcomes Ukrainian poll

2014-10-26T09:54:00 Strasbourg,  26/10/2014, Secretary General Jagland has welcomed the parliamentary election in Ukraine “Today's election was a clear expression of...

Secretary General Jagland congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker on new Commission

2014-10-22T12:54:00 Strasbourg,  22/10/2014, "I congratulate Jean-Claude Juncker on the new European Commission. The Council of Europe and the European Union are close...

First meeting of Joint Working Group on Human Rights Issues in Azerbaijan

2014-10-22T08:51:00 Strasbourg,  22/10/2014, Following an agreement between Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Azerbaijan's President Aliyev last August, a Joint...