Equality and social inclusion
Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government
The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion is responsible for coordinating the Government’s policies and legislation concerning equality, discrimination and integration. The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation is responsible for the policy towards the Sami people and minorities.
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The main goal of the integration policy is for immigrants and their children to be able to make use of their resources and contribute to society. The key to integration in Norwegian society lies in taking part in working life and having a good knowledge of the Norwegian language.
The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion has the main responsibility for the work relating to the government's gender equality policy.
The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion (the Ministry) is responsible for the national anti-discrimination legislation which, among other things, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. In addition, the Ministry coordinates the government's policy regarding persons with disabilities.
The government’s vision is a society in which everyone can participate. An important means of achieving this vision is good accessibility and environments that are safe and convenient to use. Universal design is an aspect of society that is particularly important for people with disabilities.
The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.