Helle Degn

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Helle Degn
Helle Degn talar vid Nordiska radets och Baltiska forsamlingens temamote i Parnu.jpg
Member of Parliament
In office
In office
Personal details
Born (1946-10-20) 20 October 1946 (age 70)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Political party Social Democrats

Helle Degn (born 20 October 1946 in Copenhagen) is a Danish politician. She is a member of the Danish Social Democrats and chairman of Mandela Center, Denmark. In 2000 she was made a Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog by HRM Queen Margrethe II.


  • 1969–1971 Member of the Tårnby Municipal Council
  • 1971–1975 Member of Parliament (Folketinget)
  • 1977–2000 Member of Parliament (Folketinget)
  • 1977–1993, 1994–2000 Member of the Danish Board of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • 1997, 1980, 1985, 1995 and 2000 Member of the Danish delegation to the UN World Conference on Women
  • 1982–1987 Chairperson of the Equal Status Commission under the Prime Ministers Office
  • 1993–1994 Minister of Development Cooperation
  • 1993 Head of delegation of the UN Conference on Human Rights
  • 1994 Head of Delegation at the UN Conference on Population in Cairo
  • 1993–1999 Socialist International Women (SIW) (Vice-President)
  • 1994–1998 Vice-President of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Parliamentary Assembly, and Chairperson of the OSCE Socialist Group
  • 1994–2000
    • Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of Parliament (Folketinget)
    • Chairman of the Danish delegation to the OSCE-PA
    • Member of the Danish delegation to the Council of Europe
    • Chairperson of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Development, Council of Europe
    • Member of the Finance Committee of Parliament (Folketinget)
    • Vice-President of the Socialist International Women
    • Spokesperson for the Social Democrats on Foreign and Security Policy
    • Chairperson of the UN Parliamentary Group of Parliament (Folketinget)
  • 1997–2000 Chairman of P.D. Burma
  • 1998–1999 President of OSCE - Parliamentary Assembly
  • 1999–2000 President of OSCE - Parliamentary Assembly. (2nd term)
  • 2000–2004 Commissioner of the Council of the Baltic Sea States on Democratic Development
  • 2004 Member of the board of Rehabiliterings centret for etniske kvinder i Danmark (RED) ("Rehabilitation Centre for ethnic women in Denmark")
  • 2005 Member of Presidium of the International Club of Copenhagen. ICC
  • 2005–2008 President of Rehabiliterings centret for etniske kvinder i Danmark. (RED)
  • 2006 Member of Social Economics think-tank
  • 2006 Appointed Ambassador for Dansk Folkehjælp ("Danish People's Aid")
  • 2008 Chairman of Mandela Center, Denmark

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