Tore Hattrem

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Tore Hattrem (born 23 August 1962) is a Norwegian diplomat and politician for the Conservative Party. In 2018 he was appointed as the Permanent Under-Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the top civil servant in the ministry. [1] He is President of the UNICEF Executive Board during 2018. [2]

Conservative Party (Norway) Norwegian political party

The Conservative Party is a conservative and liberal-conservative political party in Norway. It is the major party of the Norwegian centre-right, and the leading party in the governing Solberg cabinet. The current party leader is the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway) Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the foreign ministry of the Kingdom of Norway. It was established on June 7, 1905, the same day the Parliament of Norway (Stortinget) decided to dissolve the personal union with Sweden.

UNICEF development policy organization of the UN

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman's suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1950, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words "international" and "emergency" were dropped from the organization's name, making it simply the United Nations Children's Fund, retaining the original acronym, "UNICEF".



Tore Hattrem holds a Master degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo, and graduated from the Norwegian Officer Candidate School in 1982. [3]

University of Oslo Norwegian public research university

The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Until 1 January 2016 it was the largest Norwegian institution of higher education in terms of size, now surpassed only by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked it the 58th best university in the world and the third best in the Nordic countries. In 2015, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it the 135th best university in the world and the seventh best in the Nordics. While in its 2016, Top 200 Rankings of European universities, the Times Higher Education listed the University of Oslo at 63rd, making it the highest ranked Norwegian university.

From 1994 to 1997, he was Second Secretary at the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi. In 1997, he became the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and the WTO in Geneva, and then Adviser in the United Nations Security Council from 2000 to 2002. In 2002, he became Deputy Director General and Head of the Section for Peace and Reconciliation. In 2007, he became the Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka. [3] During this tenure, he acted as a facilitator to solve the LTTE-driven crisis. [4] From 2010 to 2012, he was the Ambassador to Afghanistan. [3]

New Delhi Capital City / District in Delhi, India

New Delhi is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of all three branches of the Government of India.

United Nations Security Council one of the six principal organs of the UN, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. The Security Council held its first session on 17 January 1946.

Sri Lanka Island country in South Asia

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is historically and culturally intertwined with the Indian subcontinent, but is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

Tore Hattrem was formerly Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka, Sudan and Afghanistan, and Director-General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [5] [6]

Sudan country in Northeast Africa

Sudan or the Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest. It houses 37 million people (2017) and occupies a total area of 1,861,484 square kilometres, making it the third-largest country in Africa. Sudan's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and English. The capital is Khartoum, located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile.

Afghanistan A landlocked south-central Asian country

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South and Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, whilst the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

Hattrem served as State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2015 to 2016 and as the Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in New York from 2017 to 2018.

In Norway, a State Secretary is a partisan political position within the executive branch of government. Contrary to the position Secretary of State in many other countries, the Norwegian State Secretary does not head his or her Ministry, rather, they are second in rank to a Minister. Resembling a de facto vice minister, the State Secretary, however, cannot attend a Council of State, and does not act as a temporary Minister in case of illness or other leave of absence.

Headquarters of the United Nations group of buildings in New York City

The United Nations is headquartered in New York City, in a complex designed by a board of architects led by Wallace Harrison, and built by the architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz. The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952. It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, on 17 to 18 acres of grounds overlooking the East River. Its borders are First Avenue on the west, East 42nd Street to the south, East 48th Street on the north and the East River to the east. The term "Turtle Bay" is occasionally used as a metonym for the UN headquarters or for the United Nations as a whole.

Personal life

Tore Hattrem is married to Marit Gjelten. They have 3 children. [3]

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  1. Tore Hattrem utnevnt til utenriksråd
  2. UNICEF Executive Board
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Curriculum Vitae of Ambassador Mr. Tore Hattrem". Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  4. Mark Salter (10 January 2015). To End a Civil War: Norway's Peace Engagement in Sri Lanka. Oxford University Press. ISBN   9781849046664.
  5. Offisielt fra statsråd 13. august 2010
  6. «Offisielt fra statsråd 8. juni 2012»,, besøkt 23. juni 2012.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Geir Otto Pedersen
Norwegian Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Succeeded by
Mona Juul
Civic offices
Preceded by
Wegger Christian Strømmen
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs