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 2012

Thorbjørn Jagland took part in Strasbourg’s Hanukkah celebration

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Thorbjørn Jagland calls on Governments to ratify treaty

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Secretary General participates in "Science for Peace" event in Milan

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Secretary General Jagland welcomes new anti-corruption law in Italy

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Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland congratulates President Obama

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Council of Europe and amusement park association issue joint statement against intolerance

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Secretary General Jagland visits Spain

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Secretary General Jagland visits Germany

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Thorbjørn Jagland: "Democracy is a guarantor of progress and prosperity"

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Secretary General warns of the risk of the Syrian conflict spreading in the region

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Secretary General Jagland concerned over law on homosexuality in Ukraine

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Secretary General Jagland calls for a constructive handover of government after the elections in Georgia,

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Secretary General Jagland "surprised and disappointed" about ban of "Belgrade Pride"

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Thorbjørn Jagland: Laws on defamation must not unjustly restrict freedom of expression

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"Re-criminalising defamation in Ukraine would be a step backwards"

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Secretary General condemns film “The innocence of Muslims”

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Secretary General Jagland visits Ukraine

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Thorbjørn Jagland meets Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders

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Joint statement by Commissioner Füle and Secretary General Jagland on Bosnia and Herzegovina

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