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 2013

Secretary General Jagland condemns terrorist attacks in Volgograd, Russia

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Thorbjørn Jagland pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

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Ukrainian government and opposition agree on Secretary General Jagland's plan to oversee investigation into Kyiv clashes

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Secretary Jagland proposes expert panel to oversee investigation into Kiev clashes

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Ukraine: Secretary General meets leaders of parliamentary parties, speaker of Parliament, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister

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Many people with disabilities are being deprived of basic human rights

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Secretary General concludes World Forum for Democracy

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Secretary General: Ratify the Council of Europe’s convention on violence against women

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Turkish Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, visits Council of Europe

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Berlin: Secretary General speaks to Conference of European Rabbis

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Secretary General meets with President of German Bundestag

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Secretary General makes official visit to Montenegro

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Secretary General Jagland meets with Serbian President Nikolić

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Secretary General gives support to FIFA's "handshake for peace" initiative

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Secretary General receives Commander of the Legion of Honour award

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Secretary General Jagland makes official visit to Austria and the OSCE

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Secretary General Jagland on official visit to Greece

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Italian Minister Kyenge visits the Council of Europe

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Jagland: disappointed and alarmed by discriminatory actions and stigmatising words against Roma

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