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Thorvald Stoltenberg
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
3 November 1990 – 2 April 1993
Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded by Kjell Magne Bondevik
Succeeded by Johan Jørgen Holst
In office
9 March 1987 – 16 October 1989
Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded by Knut Frydenlund
Succeeded by Kjell Magne Bondevik
7th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
In office
1 January 1990 – 3 November 1990
Preceded by Jean-Pierre Hocké
Succeeded by Sadako Ogata
Minister of Defence
In office
8 October 1979 – 14 October 1981
Prime Minister Odvar Nordli
Gro H. Brundtland
Preceded by Rolf Arthur Hansen
Succeeded by Anders Sjaastad
Personal details
Born (1931-07-08)8 July 1931
Oslo, Norway
Died 13 July 2018(2018-07-13) (aged 87)
Oslo, Norway
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Karin Heiberg
Children Camilla

Thorvald Stoltenberg (8 July 1931 – 13 July 2018) was a Norwegian politician. His ancestors stem from Tønsberg. He was the Minister of Defence (1979–81) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1987–1989 and 1990–1993) in two Labour governments.

Stoltenberg's son, Jens, was the 27th Prime Minister and is the Secretary General of NATO.

From 1989 to 1990 he was appointed Norwegian Ambassador to the UN. In 1990 he became the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, but served only one year before rejoining the Norwegian government.

Stoltenberg died on 13 July 2018 at the age of 87 after a short illness.

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