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 2014

Statement of Secretary General Jagland regarding the decree of pardon signed on 29 December by President Aliyev

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Raid and closure of Radio Free Europe in Azerbaijan raises concerns over freedom of expression

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Statement of Secretary Thorbjørn Jagland on the deadly terrorist attack on a school in Pakistan

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Anti-Semitism is a threat not only in France but all over Europe

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Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes transparency of US Senate CIA report in a statement to AFP

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Secretary General Jagland calls for immediate release of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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Secretary General Jagland addresses OSCE in Basel

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Secretary General meets Prime Minister of Luxembourg

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Statement by Belgian Foreign Minister and Committee of Ministers Chairman Didier Reynders and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

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Secretary General Jagland: Europe must do more to investigate cases of violence against women

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Decision to postpone court hearing on liquidation of Russian Memorial Society welcome development, says Secretary General

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Joint Statement by European Commission First Vice President and Secretary General

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Thorbjørn Jagland in Brussels

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Secretary General deeply concerned by reports of third execution in Belarus this year

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Secretary General Jagland opens Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy with Jeremy Rifkin

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Tunisia’s first post-revolution elections praised by Secretary General Jagland

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Secretary General Jagland welcomes Ukrainian poll

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