New UN - Epstein connection
Rød-Larsen came to wide international prominence as a key figure in the 1990s negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords—the first-ever agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) – when he served as the Director of the Fafo institute.[
In 1993, Rød-Larsen was appointed Ambassador and Special Adviser for the Middle East Peace process to the Norwegian Foreign Minister, and the following year, he became the United Nations Special Coordinator in the Occupied Territories at the rank of Under-Secretary-General.
Rød-Larsen briefly served as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Planning and Cooperation of Norway in the "Jagland cabinet'' in 1996.
Rød-Larsen then returned to the United Nations, where he again became an Under-Secretary-General, serving as the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority from 1999 to 2004.
Since 2004, Rød-Larsen has been the president of the International Peace Institute (IPI), based in New York City, adjacent to the United Nations, which the IPI works with extensively.
Terje Rød-Larsen admits to have borrowed money from Jeffrey Epstein
President Terje Rød-Larsen of the thinkthank IPI admits to have borrowed money from the sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, but rejects that it has anything to do with the thinkthank.
Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked Rød-Larsen for more clarity about the connections between the two. Over the years, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has donated more than NOK 130 million to the think tank IPI, which is headed by Rød-Larsen.
On Wednesday, DN wrote that Rød-Larsen at one point owed Epstein 130,000 dollars, and that he later gave the green light for a payment of 100,000 dollars from the think tank to Epstein.
Additional connections (Norwegian Labour Party):
Thorbjørn Jagland - Secretary General of The Council of Europe (2009-2019) and Prime Minister of Norway when Terje Rød-Larsen was deputy.
Jagland was following:
Gro Harlem Brundtland - Director General for WHO (98-03), Prime Minister of Norway (1981, 1986–89, and 1990–96), Different rolls in UN and other international org like Deputy Chair of The Elders, In 2019 - Bruntland served as co-chair with the WHO Global Preparedness Monitoring Board.
Jens Stoltenberg - Secretary General of NATO since 2014. Prime Minister of Norway from 2000 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2013. His father (Torvald Stoltenberg) was President of Norwegian Red Cross from 1999-2008 and held different UN roles.
Norwegian Prime Ministers in succession:
Brundtland - Jagland - Bondevik - Stoltenberg - Bondevik - Stoltenberg - Solberg