The Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretariat

Nordens hus på Ved Stranden
Mary Gestrin
The Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretariat in Copenhagen is responsible for the day-to-day running of co-operation between the Nordic governments. It is here that the preparatory work is done before issues are raised at the 12 ministerial councils and the committees of senior officials. The Secretariat is also responsible for the implementation of decisions.

The Secretariat's structure is dynamic, changing in line with decisions on Nordic co-operation made by the national governments. Dagfinn Høybråten took up the post of Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers on 4 March 2013.

Mission statement

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Secretariat facilitates official inter-governmental co-operation that adds value and raises the profile of the Region at home and abroad by:

  • initiating, implementing and following up on policy decisions
  • generating knowledge on which to base Nordic solutions
  • building networks to exchange information and ideas.

The Secretariat’s opening hours

1 September to 31 May:

Monday to Thursday, 08:30 to 16:30

Friday, 08:30 to 15:30

June and August:

Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 15:30


The Secretariat is closed to personal visits and telephone calls from 3 to 31 July. If you need to contact a member of staff urgently, you will find their contact.

CVR (Business Registration) number

Nordic Council of Ministers’ CVR number: 43 04 19 16

Head of Communications

Mary Gestrin


Tel.: +45 21 71 71 35