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 2011

Jagland: Council of Europe ready to support Russia's democratic reforms

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Secretary General condemns persistent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population in Europe

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Secretary General reacts to the death of Vaclav Havel

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Secretary General reacts to announcement of new death sentences in Belarus

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Secretary General opens the "Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue in Luxembourg"

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Jagland addresses media freedom in Turkey and meets Erdogan

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Secretary General meets French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé

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Jagland welcomes NGO debate on Living Together

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Human rights overarching theme for UK Chairmanship

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Secretary General in London ahead of UK chairmanship

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Secretary General makes first official visit to Netherlands

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Jagland addresses Forum for Future of Democracy

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Secretary General greets sportsmen with disabilities

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Secretary General makes first official visit to Kazakhstan

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Secretary General reacts to Tymoshenko's sentence

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"What reasons behind the ban of Belgrade Pride?"

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Secretary General meets Mahmoud Abbas

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Jagland calls on US to spare the life of Troy Davis

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Jagland makes first official visit to Poland Warsaw

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Jagland condemns terrorist attacks in Ankara and Siirt

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