Monday, 20 September 2010

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland Meets Ban Ki-Moon In New York

Secretary General Jagland thanked his UN counterpart for accepting the invitation to visit the Council of Europe on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The United Nations Secretary General expressed a very keen interest and support for the work of the Council of Europe in the area of human rights. He welcomed the prospects of an early EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights.

He also welcomed the very close cooperation between the two organisations and thanked Thorbjørn Jagland for his participation in the debate on the Millenium Development goals which takes place on Monday 20 September.

The meeting illustrates the ever-closer relationship between the two bodies, which is to reinforced further by the opening of Council of Europe offices in Geneva and Vienna, where several UN agencies have their seats.

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