Poul Hartling

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Person.png Poul Hartling  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Died2000-04-30 (Age 85)
Alma materCopenhagen University
PartyVenstre (Denmark)
1969 Bilderberg. Prime Minister of Denmark in the 1970s.

Employment.png United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

In office
1 January 1978 - 31 December 1985

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In office
19 December 1973 - 13 February 1975
Preceded byAnker Jørgensen
Succeeded byAnker Jørgensen

Poul Hartling (14 August 1914 – 30 April 2000) was a Danish politician and diplomat. He was a leader of the Liberal Party and served as Prime Minister of Denmark from 1973 to 1975 in the Cabinet of Poul Hartling.

Hartling graduated in theology 1939, became ordained as a priest, and later headed a teacher's seminary. He was a member of parliament 1957–1960, and again 1964–1977, and party leader 1965–1977. Hartling served as Foreign Minister of Denmark from 1968 until 1971 in the Cabinet of Hilmar Baunsgaard. Hartling was Prime Minister from 1973 until 1975. In the chaotic situation with many new parties after the 1973 Danish parliamentary election his single party minority government commanded only 22 out 179 seats in parliament. In social policy, Hartling's time as Prime Minister witnessed the passage of the Social Assistance Act of 1974, which instructed municipal authorities to provide day-care and recreation centres for children and young people.

Hartling then left Danish politics to work for the United Nations. He was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1978 until 1985. In 1981 Hartling accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the UNHCR.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/19699 May 196911 May 1969Denmark
Hotel Marienlyst
The 18th Bilderberg meeting, with 85 participants
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