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United Nations Secretary General António Guterres meets Thorbjørn Jagland

Secretary General Strasbourg 17 May 2017
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António Guterres and Thorbjørn Jagland

António Guterres and Thorbjørn Jagland

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres paid a visit to the Council of Europe today and met with Secretary General Jagland.

The meeting covered a broad range of subjects including migration, conflict prevention, combatting corruption and the fight against terrorism. Messrs Jagland and Guterres discussed the situation in the Western Balkans, the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, human rights in Crimea and the Council of Europe’s dialog with Turkey.

Secretary General Guterres acknowledged the important role of the European Court of Human Rights. Secretary General Jagland provided the UN Secretary General with a document of the Council of Europe’s contribution to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They agreed to continue and strengthen the good cooperation between both organisations.


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