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 2009

Secretary General's meeting with EU foreign minister

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Secretary General's official visit to Moscow, 21-23 December 2009

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OSCE and Council of Europe - pillars of most inspiring peace process in history

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Thorbjørn Jagland meets Jean-Claude Juncker

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Thorbjørn Jagland: European Union is Council of Europe’s most important institutional partner

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Jagland and Gorbachev on 20 years of history

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Jagland and Turk evoke the constructive role of the Slovenian Chairmanship

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Jagland and Lellouche: joint work to strengthen the organisation

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