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 2010

Conference ''Prevention of terrorism: prevention tools, legal instruments and their implementation'', 16-17 December 2010

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Secretary General reacts to the situation in Belarus

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Secretary General meets European Commissioner Füle

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Human Rights Day: ''We must strengthen tolerance as an essential value in Europe to protect human rights''

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Allegations of illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo should not be left unanswered

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Interview - European Council on Refugees and Exiles

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Secretary General condemns hanging of Shahla Jahed

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Thorbjørn Jagland met the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon

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Thorbjørn Jagland meets European Parliament President, Jerzy Buzek

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Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi

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Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

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Thorbjørn Jagland met with representatives of Fundamental Rights Agency

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10 October: European Day against Death Penalty

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Forum for the Future of Democracy

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Council of Europe meeting on Roma

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Council of Europe Group of Eminent Persons: Thorbjørn Jagland and Joschka Fischer launch expert group on '"Multicultural Europe'"

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Council of Europe calls for constructive and concrete high level meeting for Roma

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Thorbjørn Jagland received award ''Bridge Builder of 2010'' from Norwegian 14 August Committee

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Council of Europe regrets confirmation of death penalty by Supreme Court in Belarus

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Secretary General meets Bill Clinton and George Soros

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