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 2010

Conference ''Prevention of terrorism: prevention tools, legal instruments and their implementation'', 16-17 December 2010

2010-12-16T08:43:00 Istanbul,  16 December 2010, Thorbjørn Jagland: ''Speed up international efforts to fight terrorism'' During the conference, Secretary General has...

Secretary General reacts to the situation in Belarus

2010-12-21T08:47:00 Strasbourg,  21 December 2010, ''President Lukashenko should accept that elections are an occasion for the people to choose its leaders, not the other way...

Secretary General meets European Commissioner Füle

2010-12-15T08:40:00 Strasbourg,  15 December 2010, In the framework of Council of Europe - European Union relations, Thorbjørn Jagland met on 15 December European...

Human Rights Day: ''We must strengthen tolerance as an essential value in Europe to protect human rights''

2010-12-10T01:13:00 Strasbourg,  10 December 2010, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, condemns the hanging of 40 year old Shahla Jahed in Tehran on...

Allegations of illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo should not be left unanswered

2010-12-15T08:37:00 Strasbourg,  15 December 2010, Thorbjørn Jagland reacted to the Assembly report on inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in...

Interview - European Council on Refugees and Exiles

2010-12-02T01:10:00 Strasbourg,  2 December 2010, Member states should respect ECHR decision on forced expulsions of Iraqis The European Court of Human Rights has recently...

Secretary General condemns hanging of Shahla Jahed

2010-12-01T01:06:00 Strasbourg,  1st December 2010, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, condemns the hanging of 40 year old Shahla Jahed in Tehran on...

Thorbjørn Jagland met the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon

2010-11-15T12:54:00 New York,  15 November 2010, Human rights must be pursued with determination everywhere On 15 November in New York, at their third meeting this...

Thorbjørn Jagland meets European Parliament President, Jerzy Buzek

2010-11-25T12:58:00 Strasbourg,  25 November 2010, At his first meeting with President Buzek, the Secretary General raised the prospects for a closer, strategic partnership...

Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi

2010-11-13T12:45:00 Strasbourg,  13 November 2010, ''I welcome the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader and Nobel prize winner, by the Burmese military...

Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

2010-10-27T11:25:00 Strasbourg,  27 October 2010, Secretary General stresses need to ''bridge the gap between Roma and rest of society'' One week after the Council of...

Thorbjørn Jagland met with representatives of Fundamental Rights Agency

2010-11-02T12:42:00 Strasbourg,  2 November 2010, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met with the Chairperson, Ilze Brands Kehris, and Morten Kjaerum, the Director, of the...

10 October: European Day against Death Penalty

2010-10-08T11:05:00 Strasbourg,  8 October 2010, Joint Council of Europe / European Union declaration To mark the European Day against the Death Penalty and the World Day...

Forum for the Future of Democracy

2010-10-21T11:07:00 Yerevan,  21 October 2010, ''Deep security'' and freedom of expression are the basis of democracy ( more... )

Council of Europe meeting on Roma

2010-10-20T11:09:00 Strasbourg,  20 October 2010, European governments act to help Roma Representatives of the 47 Council of Europe countries, the EU and the Roma...

Council of Europe calls for constructive and concrete high level meeting for Roma

2010-09-28T10:59:00 Strasbourg,  29 September 2010, The Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, and the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, Antonio Miloshoski, invited on 29...

Thorbjørn Jagland received award ''Bridge Builder of 2010'' from Norwegian 14 August Committee

2010-09-24T10:57:00 Oslo,  25 September 2010, The prize is awarded annually to individuals who make a valuable contribution to building bridges between people, religions...

Council of Europe regrets confirmation of death penalty by Supreme Court in Belarus

2010-09-23T10:31:00 Strasbourg,  24 September 2010, Jagland announced on 24 September that he is deeply saddened by news that the appeals of two prisoners on death row in the...

Secretary General meets Bill Clinton and George Soros

2010-09-22T10:25:00 New York,  23 September 2010, On the last day of his visit in New York, Thorbjørn Jagland met with the former US President Bill Clinton, the founder of...
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