Thorvald Stoltenberg
Thorvald Stoltenberg †
Director Emeritus

Stoltenberg served as Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence before serving as President of the Norwegian Red Cross in 1999.

Stoltenberg was born in 1931. He recieved a Law Degree in 1957 after studying in the USA, Switzerland, Austria and Finland. A Norwegian diplomat and politician in the Labour party. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs 1987-1989, 1990-1993 and Minister of Defence 1979-1981. Formerly Deputy Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Commerce and Shipping.

Norway’s Ambassador to Denmark 1996-1999. Employed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1959. International commissions as UN Peace Negotiator in former Yugoslavia 1993-1996, UN High Commissioner of Refugees 1989-1990 and Ambassador to Norway’s Permanent Mission to the UN 1989.

Formerly International Secretary of the Federation of Norwegian Trade Unions. rn 1931. Law Degree 1957. Studies in USA, Switzerland, Austria and Finland. President of the Norwegian Red Cross since 1999.