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|Norwegian Ambassador to the United States|
17 April 2001 – 17 April 2007
|Preceded by||Tom Vraalsen|
|Succeeded by||Wegger Christian Strømmen|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
17 October 1997 – 17 March 2000
|Prime Minister||Kjell Magne Bondevik|
|Preceded by||Bjørn Tore Godal|
|Succeeded by||Thorbjørn Jagland|
11 February 1946|
|Political party||Norwegian Christian Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration|
Knut Vollebæk (born 11 February 1946 in Oslo) is a former Norwegian diplomat to the United States, (2001-2007, and centrist politician (Norwegian Christian Democratic Party). He is currently a member of the International Commission on Missing Persons Board of Commissioners and heads a government commission investigating the situation of Norwegian Travellers.
He was educated at the Norwegian School of Economics. He also attended the University of Oslo and the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as completing studies in the French language and culture at Institut Catholique de Paris and in the Spanish language and culture at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
In September 2013, he was elected to the Board of Commissioners of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP).
Vollebæk's diplomatic career includes assignments to New Delhi, Madrid and Harare. He was Norwegian Ambassador to Costa Rica in 1991-1993 and Assistant Secretary General at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 until he became Foreign Minister in 1997. He served as Deputy Co-Chairman of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia in 1993.
He was appointed Primus inter pares of the Panel of Eminent Persons on Strengthening the Effectiveness of the OSCE in 2005. He was Chairman of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in 1999–2000 and Chairman of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council in 1997–1998. Between October 1989 and November 1990, he was the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway.
- "United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security". Retrieved December 5, 2017.
Bjørn Tore Godal
| Minister of Foreign Affairs
| Norwegian Ambassador to the United States
Wegger Christian Strømmen
| OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities