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|Secretary General of the Council of Europe|
1 October 2009 – 18 September 2019
|Preceded by||Terry Davis|
|Succeeded by||Marija Pejčinović Burić|
|Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee|
1 January 2009 – 3 March 2015
|Preceded by||Ole Danbolt Mjøs|
|Succeeded by||Kaci Kullmann Five|
|Prime Minister of Norway|
25 October 1996 – 17 October 1997
|Preceded by||Gro Harlem Brundtland|
|Succeeded by||Kjell Magne Bondevik|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
17 March 2000 – 19 October 2001
|Prime Minister||Jens Stoltenberg|
|Preceded by||Knut Vollebæk|
|Succeeded by||Jan Petersen|
|17th President of the Storting|
10 October 2005 – 1 October 2009
|Preceded by||Jørgen Kosmo|
|Succeeded by||Dag Terje Andersen|
5 November 1950
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||University of Oslo|
(born Thorbjørn Johansen, 5 November 1950) is a Norwegian politician from the Labour Party. He was the Secretary General of the Council of Europe from 2009 through 2019. He served as the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 2009 to 2015.
Jagland studied economics at the University of Oslo. He started his political career in the Workers' Youth League, and served as national leader from 1977 to 1981.
Jagland served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1996 to 1997, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2001, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Storting from 2001 to 2005 and President of the Storting from 2005 to 2009.
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Jagland with president Barack Obama during the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
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