Kjell Magne Bondevik

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Former Prime Minister of Norway (1997 – 2000 and 2001 – 2005), Mr. Kjell Magne Bondevik is founder and president of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights. He served as the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Humanitarian Envoy for the Horn of Africa from February 2006 to June 2007.

Mr. Bondevik is a Theological Candidate from Norway’s Free Faculty of Theology.  In 1979 he was ordained as a priest in the Lutheran Church of Norway.

Mr. Bondevik was Prime Minister of Norway 1997 – 2000 and 2001 – 2005.  He was Minister of Foreign Affairs 1989-1990, Minister of Church and Education 1983-1986 and State Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister 1972-1973. He has also an extended record as Norwegian Parliament member.

Mr. Bondevik was awarded honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, the Republic of Korea and Kazakhstan.