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.

 

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Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland in Moscow for talks with Foreign Minister Lavrov and meetings with civil society representatives

26/11/2014 Strasbourg
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Statement by Belgian Foreign Minister and Committee of Ministers Chairman Didier Reynders and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

24/11/2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General Jagland: Europe must do more to investigate cases of violence against women

21/11/2014 Strasbourg
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Decision to postpone court hearing on liquidation of Russian Memorial Society welcome development, says Secretary General

13/11/2014 Strasbourg
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Joint Statement by European Commission First Vice President and Secretary General

12/11/2014 Strasbourg
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Thorbjørn Jagland in Brussels

12/11/2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General deeply concerned by reports of third execution in Belarus this year

04/11/2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General Jagland opens Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy with Jeremy Rifkin

03/11/2014 Strasbourg
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Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland calls for full implementation of Minsk Protocol ahead of so-called elections planned in Donetsk and Lugansk

01/11/2014 Strasbourg
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Tunisia’s first post-revolution elections praised by Secretary General Jagland

27/10/2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General Jagland welcomes Ukrainian poll

26/10/2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General Jagland congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker on new Commission

22/10/2014 Strasbourg
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First meeting of Joint Working Group on Human Rights Issues in Azerbaijan

22/10/2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General and Irish Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan discuss human rights in Europe

21/10/2014 Strasbourg
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Law on IDPs adopted in Ukraine welcome development, good basis for addressing their needs, says Secretary General

20 October 2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General Jagland welcomes adoption of reforms in Ukraine; regrets law on IDPs was not adopted

14 October 2014 Strasbourg
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Bosnia and Herzegovina: all citizens should have the right to stand for elections

13 October 2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General Jagland calls on Azerbaijan to release opposition politician Ilgar Mammadov

13 October 2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General meets Belarusian NGOs to discuss human rights, death penalty, work on the ground

1 October 2014 Strasbourg
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Secretary General Jagland calls on all sides in Ukraine to adhere to ceasefire

1 October 2014 Strasbourg
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