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.

 

News 2014

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...

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...

International Advisory Panel on Ukraine investigations meets for the first time at the Council of Europe

Strasbourg,  7 April 2014, The International Advisory Panel initiated by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland to oversee judicial investigations of violent clashes between...

Agreement on a Council of Europe office in Morocco

Brussels,  2 April 2014, The Council of Europe and the government of Morocco have signed an agreement formally creating a Council of Europe office in Rabat. The text was...

Secretary General Jagland, UN's Ban Ki-moon and Belgian Deputy PM Reynders join forces against genocide

Brussels,  1 April 2014, Secretary General Jagland joined UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders in raising awareness of the...

Thorbjørn Jagland and Catherine Ashton to discuss Ukraine in Brussels

Brussels,  31 March 2014, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is paying a working visit to Brussels on 31 March and 1 April. On Monday 31 March, the Secretary General is...

Secretary General meets Italian Minister of Justice Orlando

Strasbourg,  25 March 2014, Thorbjørn Jagland today met the Italian Minister of Justice, Andrea Orlando. The exchange of views focused on ongoing prison reform in Italy to...

Secretary General Jagland meets German Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Strasbourg,  21 March 2014, Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland met German Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Berlin today to discuss the situation in Ukraine and the...

Secretary General Jagland and UK Foreign Secretary Hague discuss Council of Europe actions in Ukraine

Strasbourg,  20 March 2014, Meeting in London on Thursday, the Secretary General Jagland and UK Foreign Secretary discussed the situation in Ukraine and the international...

Secretary General meets German President Gauck in Berlin

Strasbourg,  11 March 2014, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland  is in Berlin today for an official visit and meeting with German President Joachim Gauck. Human rights in...

Secretary General Jagland and Austrian Foreign Minister Kurz on joint mission to Kiev

Strasbourg,  9 March 2014, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and  Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz  visit Kiev on Monday for...

Council of Europe and the European Commission to support local authorities with Roma inclusion

Strasbourg,  25 February 2014, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor...

Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland statement on current situation in Ukraine

Strasbourg,  23 February 2014,  Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland statement on the current situation in Ukraine: "I call on the Verkhovna Rada to honour the...

Secretary General Jagland welcomes the Agreement on the Settlement of the Crisis in Ukraine

Strasbourg,  21 February 2014, In a statement today Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomed the agreement on the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine: ...

Secretary General Jagland: Ukrainian parliament should now have serious debate on how to end crisis

Strasbourg,  18 February 2014, The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, issued the following statement: ‘'I strongly condemn the renewed outbreak...

Secretary General Jagland meets NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Brussels,  14 February 2014, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Friday. Mr. Jagland...

Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech movement wants to make internet safer

Strasbourg,  10 February 2014, Statement by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland on the occasion of Safer Internet Day Children and young people need to be safe when they...
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