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.


Opinion articles 2014

Council of Europe is not blind to Azerbaijan’s violations

2014-05-23T12:16:00 European Voice (Brussels),  22 May 2014, Azerbaijan’s chairmanship of the Council of Europe will put its violations of human rights in the spotlight,...

Aserbaidschan und die Menschenrechte

2014-05-23T12:11:00 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,  23 May 2014, In den vergangenen Tagen und Wochen ist in europäischen Medien viel über die Menschenrechtslage in...