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Thorbjørn Jagland Edit Profile

legislator , Organization administrator

Thorbjørn Jagland, Norwegian international organization administrator, former legislator. Member Mitchell Commission, 2000—2001; chairman finance administration committee Socialist International, 1987—1992, vice president, 1999—2008, chairman Middle-East committee, 2000—2006; member international board governors Peres Center Peace, since 1997; chairman board directors Oslo Center Peace and Human Rights, since 2006.

Background

Jagland, Thorbjørn was born on November 5, 1950 in Drammen, Norway.

Education

Degree in economics, University Oslo, 1975.

Career

Member Buskerud County Council, Norway, 1975—1983. Executive secretary Norwegian Labour League Youth, 1977-1981. Project and planning officer Norwegian Labour Party, 1981-1986, acting general secretary, 1986, general secretary, 1987, chair, 1992—2002.

Member of Parliament Storting (Parliament), Norway, 1993—2009, president, 2005—2009. Prime minister Government Norway, 1996-1997, minister foreign affairs, 2000—2001. Secretary general Council Europe, since 2009.

Member Norwegian delegate European Parliament, 1993—1996, 1997—2000, head Norwegian delegate, 2001—2005. Member Norwegian delegate Nordic Council, 1993—1996, 1997—2000. Head Norwegian delegate Council Europe, Strasbourg, 1997.

Chairman standing committee on foreign affairs Storting, 2001—2005, member standing committee on defense and the enlarged foreign affairs committee, 2005—2008. Member Norwegian delegate North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly, 2001—2005.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Min europeiske drøm, 1990, Ny solidaritet, 1993, Brev, 1995, Vår sårbare verden, 2002. Co-author: For det blir for sent, 1982. Contributor articles to newspapers and professional journals.

Membership

Member Mitchell Commission, 2000—2001. Chairman finance administration committee Socialist International, 1987—1992, vice president, 1999—2008, chairman Middle-East committee, 2000—2006. Member international board governors Peres Center Peace, since 1997.

Chairman board directors Oslo Center Peace and Human Rights, since 2006.

Connections

Married Hanne Grotjord, 1975. 2 children.

spouse:
Hanne Grotjord