Place of Birth. Education. Born in Drammen, Norway. He graduated from the University of Oslo, where he received an economic education.
Career. From 1992 to 2002 he was the leader of the Norwegian Workers' Party.
From October 25, 1996 to October 17, 1997 - Prime Minister of Norway.
From March 17, 2000 to October 19, 2001 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway in the cabinet of Jens Stoltenberg.
2005-2009 - was a member of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting), including as its chairman.
Thorbjørn Jagland has served as Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2009. On March 3, 2015, he was removed from his post following a meeting of committee members. According to Norwegian media, the reason for his resignation may have been his controversial decisions to award the Peace Prize to Barack Obama, the European Union and Liu Xiaobo.
Actively advocates Norway's accession to the European Union.
From October 1, 2009 to September 18, 2019 - Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
On June 24, 2014 Thorbjørn Jagland was re-elected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for a second term. In the first round of elections, he received 156 votes (absolute majority) of parliamentarians, while another candidate Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (Germany) - 93 votes, among the assembled 249 deputies.
18 September 2019 as Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland was replaced by Maria Pejcinovic-Buric.
Regalia. Thorbjorn Jagland holds a degree in economics from the University of Oslo in 1975. Over the past 20 years, Jagland has been the author of numerous publications on various topics, especially in the field of European and international relations. Over the past 20 years, four of his books have been published in Norway: "My European Dream" (1990), "Letters" (1995), "Our Vulnerable World" (2001) and "Ten Theses on the EU and Norway" (2003).
Family. Married, has two children.