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. 

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.

 

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Secretary General Jagland statement on Ukraine clashes

Strasbourg,  13 April 2014, Reacting to the situation in Ukraine, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland released the following statement: "I am deeply concerned by reports of violent clashes in Ukraine today. I call on all parties in Ukraine to refrain from violence and to engage in political negotiations about the future of the nation. Ukraine's international partners should support the country to find solutions leading to peace and stability." Read also: ...

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Integration of Roma in towns and cities remains one of Europe’s biggest challenges

Strasbourg,  7 April 2014, On the occasion of the International Day of Roma, 8 April, the Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland released the following statement: "International Roma Day should remind us of the Roma people's rich contribution to European culture. [...] However,...

Accord sur un bureau du Conseil de l’Europe au Maroc

Bruxelles,  2 avril 2014, Le Conseil de l'Europe et le gouvernement marocain ont conclu un accord créant officiellement un bureau du Conseil de l'Europe à Rabat. Le texte a été signé à Bruxelles le mardi 1er avril 2014 par le Secrétaire Général du Conseil de l'Europe,...

Nouvel accord de coopération entre la Commission européenne et le Conseil de l’Europe sur les droits de l’homme, la démocratie et l’Etat de droit

Bruxelles,  1er avril 2014, La Commission européenne et le Conseil de l'Europe (qui compte 47 Etats membres) ont signé aujourd'hui une « Déclaration d'intention » visant à mettre en place un nouveau cadre de coopération dans les pays de l'élargissement et du voisinage de...