Ministries

Office of the Prime Minister

The Office of the Prime Minister assists the Prime Minister in leading and coordinating the work of the Norwegian Government.

The Government's priority areas

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

The Ministry is responsible for labour market policy, the working environment, pensions and welfare policy.

Arbeids- og sosialminister Robert Eriksson

Robert Eriksson (Progress Party)

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Works with

Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion

The Ministry has the overall responsibility for children welfare services, family affairs, childhood development, integration and diversity, anti-discrimination, equality and consumer affairs.

Barne-, likestillings- og inkluderingsminister Solveig Horne

Solveig Horne (Progress Party)

Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion

Works with

Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for planning and implementing the Norwegian economic policy and for coordinating the work with the Fiscal Budget.

Finansminister Siv Jensen

Siv Jensen (Progress Party)

Minister of Finance

Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is a Government Office with responsibility for the formation and implementation of Norwegian security and defence policy.

Ministry of Health and Care Services

The Ministry of Health and Care Services (HOD) is responsible for providing good and equal health and care services for the population of Norway. The ministry directs these services by means of a comprehensive legislation, annual budgetary allocations and through various governmental institutions.

Helse- og omsorgsminister Bent Høie

Bent Høie (Conservative Party)

Minister of Health and Care Services

Works with

Ministry of Justice and Public Security

The Ministry of Justice and Public Security is responsible for the preservation and development of basic guarantees of the rule of law.

Justis- og beredskapsminister Anders Anundsen

Anders Anundsen (Progress Party)

Minister of Justice and Public Security

Ministry of Climate and Environment

The Ministry of Climate and Environment has a particular responsibility for carrying out the environmental policies of the Government.

Tine Sundtoft (Conservative Party )

Minister of Climate and Environment

Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

The Ministry is responsible for housing policy, the Planning and Building Act, local government finances and local administration, ICT Policy and Public Sector Reform, rural and regional policy, the conduct of elections, government employer policy, Sami and minority affairs and national mapping and geodata policy.

Kommunal- og moderniseringsminister Jan Tore Sanner

Jan Tore Sanner (Conservative Party)

Minister of Local Government and Modernisation

Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the policy areas of culture, copyright, church, the media, sport and the voluntary sector. The Ministry also has overarching responsibility for the state lotteries run by Norsk Tipping and for regulating gaming and lotteries run by private organisations.

Ministry of Education and Research

Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for primary and secondary school, upper secondary and tertiary vocational education and higher education sectors, as well as kindergartens and cultural schools. The Ministry is also responsible for research.

Kunnskapsminister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (Conservative Party)

Minister of Education and Research

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy.

Landbruks- og matminister Sylvi Listhaug

Sylvi Listhaug (Progress Party)

Minister of Agriculture and Food

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

The Ministry is responsible for the trade, industry and seafood policy.

Næringsminister Monica Mæland

Monica Mæland (Conservative Party)

Minister of Trade and Industry

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The principal responsibility of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is to achieve a coordinated and integrated energy policy. A primary objective is to ensure high value creation through efficient and environment-friendly management of Norway’s energy resources.

Olje- og energiminister Tord Lien

Tord Lien (Progress Party)

Minister of Petroleum and Energy

Ministry of Transport and Communications

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has overall responsibility for the framework conditions for postal and telecommunications activities, for the civil aviation, public roads and rail transport sector, ferry services forming part of the national road system, for coastal management, the marine environment and port and sea transport policy.

Samferdselsminister Ketil Solvik-Olsen

Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Progress Party)

Minister of Transport and Communications

Works with

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The main task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to secure and promote Norway’s interests internationally. Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.

Utenriksminister Børge Brende

Børge Brende (Conservative Party)

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Statsråd Vidar Helgesen

Vidar Helgesen (Conservative Party)

Minister of EEA and EU Affairs