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 2013

Secretary General Jagland condemns terrorist attacks in Volgograd, Russia

2013-12-30T10:23:00 Strasbourg,  30 December 2013, Following the terrorist attacks in Volgograd, Russia, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland published the following statement:...

Thorbjørn Jagland pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

2013-12-06T01:54:00 Strasbourg,  6 December 2013, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland pays tribute to Nelson Mandela: "Nelson Mandela was the world's greatest human rights...

Secretary Jagland proposes expert panel to oversee investigation into Kiev clashes

2013-12-05T01:22:00 Kyiv,  5 December 2013, Following his visit to Ukraine, Secretary General Jagland published the following statement: "The aim of our discussions with...

Many people with disabilities are being deprived of basic human rights

2013-12-02T02:56:00 Strasbourg,  2 December 2013, On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities,  Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland  calls...

Secretary General concludes World Forum for Democracy

2013-12-02T01:47:00 Strasbourg,  29 November 2013, In his  closing remarks  to the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy ,  Secretary General Thorbjørn...

Secretary General: Ratify the Council of Europe’s convention on violence against women

2013-11-25T02:06:00 Strasbourg,  25 November 2013, On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Secretary General Jagland encouraged states to...

Turkish Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, visits Council of Europe

2013-11-13T12:59:00 Strasbourg,  13 November 2013, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today met Mr Sadullah Ergin, Minister of Justice of Turkey who is paying a visit to...

Berlin: Secretary General speaks to Conference of European Rabbis

2013-11-12T09:45:00 Berlin,  11 November 2013, In his keynote speech to the conference of European Rabbis, the Secretary General underlined the Council of Europe's...

Secretary General meets with President of German Bundestag

2013-11-12T08:33:00 Strasbourg,  12 November 2013, In their meeting on 11 November in Berlin, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and the President of the German...

Secretary General makes official visit to Montenegro

2013-11-07T02:16:00 Podgorica,  8 November 2013, Secretary General Jagland discussed Montenegro's progress in integrating minorities in particular the Roma people and the...

Secretary General Jagland meets with Serbian President Nikolić

2013-11-07T02:00:00 Belgrade,  7 November 2013, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić discussed Serbia's constructive role in...

Secretary General gives support to FIFA's "handshake for peace" initiative

2013-11-05T08:24:00 Strasbourg,  4 November 2013, The Secretary General met with a delegation of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), lead by FIFA...

Secretary General receives Commander of the Legion of Honour award

2013-10-28T02:59:00 Paris,  28 October 2013, President of France, François Hollande, personally awarded Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland the title of...

Secretary General Jagland makes official visit to Austria and the OSCE

2013-10-24T07:41:00 Strasbourg,  23 October 2013, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is making an official visit to Austria from 23-24 October. In his...

Secretary General Jagland on official visit to Greece

2013-10-22T09:44:00 Strasbourg,  22 October 2013, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is making an official visit to Greece from 22-23 October. In...

Italian Minister Kyenge visits the Council of Europe

2013-10-16T11:43:00 Strasbourg,  16 October 2013, The Italian Minister for Integration Cécile Kyenge is visiting the Council of Europe for talks with the Secretary General...

Jagland: disappointed and alarmed by discriminatory actions and stigmatising words against Roma

2013-09-26T02:55:00 Strasbourg,  26 September 2013, Responding to the current discussion about Roma in France, Sweden and other European countries, the Secretary General...
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