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.

Portrett av Erna Solberg

Erna Solberg (H)

Prime Minister

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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

Arbeids- og sosialministerAnniken Hauglie

Anniken Hauglie (H)

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Ministry of Children and Equality

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

Portrettfoto av Linda Hofstad Helleland

Linda Hofstad Helleland (H)

Minister of Children and Equality

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 (FrP)

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.

Frank Bakke-Jensen

Frank Bakke-Jensen (H)

Minister of Defence

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 (H)

Minister of Health

Minister for the Elderly and Public Health Åse Michaelsen

Åse Michaelsen (FrP)

Minister for the Elderly and Public Health

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.

Tor Mikkel Wara

Tor Mikkel Wara (FrP)

Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration

Ministry of Climate and Environment

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

Klima- og miljøminister Ola Elvestuen

Ola Elvestuen (V)

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.

Portrettfoto av kommunal- og moderniseringsminister Monica Mæland

Monica Mæland (H)

Minister of Local Government and Modernisation

Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the policy areas of culture, copyright, 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.

Photo of Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande

Trine Skei Grande (V)

Minister of Culture

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,  kindergartens, cultural schools, vocational education and training and adult learning. The Ministry is also responsible for research and integration.

Bilde av Jan Tore Sanner

Jan Tore Sanner (H)

Minister of Education and Integration

Bilde av Iselin Nybø

Iselin Nybø (V)

Minister of Research and Higher Education

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

Bård Hoksrud

Bård Hoksrud (FrP)

Minister of Agriculture and Food

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

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

Portrett av næringsminister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (H)

Minister of Trade and Industry

Fiskeriminister Harald T. Nesvik

Harald T. Nesvik (FrP)

Minister of Fisheries

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.

Kjell-Børge Freiberg

Kjell-Børge Freiberg (FrP)

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.

Jon Georg Dale

Jon Georg Dale (FrP)

Minister of Transport and Communications

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.

Ine Eriksen Søreide

Ine Eriksen Søreide (H)

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup

Nikolai Astrup (H)

Minister of International Development

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