Thorvald Stoltenberg

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Thorvald Stoltenberg
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
3 November 1990 – 2 April 1993
Prime MinisterGro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded byKjell Magne Bondevik
Succeeded byJohan Jørgen Holst
In office
9 March 1987 – 16 October 1989
Prime MinisterGro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded byKnut Frydenlund
Succeeded byKjell Magne Bondevik
7th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
In office
1 January 1990 – 3 November 1990
Preceded byJean-Pierre Hocké
Succeeded bySadako Ogata
Minister of Defence
In office
8 October 1979 – 14 October 1981
Prime MinisterOdvar Nordli
Gro H. Brundtland
Preceded byRolf Arthur Hansen
Succeeded byAnders Sjaastad
Personal details
Born(1931-07-08)8 July 1931
Oslo, Norway
Died13 July 2018(2018-07-13) (aged 87)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Karin Heiberg
ChildrenCamilla
Jens
Nini

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.[1]

Stoltenberg died on 13 July 2018 at the age of 87 after a short illness.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ISAD UNHCR Fonds 13 Records of the Office of the High Commissioner" Archives 11 December 2009.
  2. "Norwegian political giant Thorvald Stoltenberg dies aged 87". 2018-07-13. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  3. "Norway mourns a 'national grandpa'". www.newsinenglish.no. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  4. Dimmen, Sofie Dege. "Thorvald Stoltenberg er død". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2018-07-13.