Minister of International Development (Norway)

Summary

Minister of International Development of Norway
Bistands- og utviklingsministeren
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Anne Beathe Tvinnereim (2017-03-23 bilde01).jpg
Incumbent
Anne Beathe Tvinnereim

since 14 October 2021
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Member ofCouncil of State
SeatVictoria Terrasse, Oslo
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerMonarch
with approval of Parliament
Term lengthNo fixed length
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Norway
PrecursorMinister of Foreign Affairs
Formation8 June 1983 (re-established 17 January 2018)
First holderReidun Brusletten
Abolished16 October 2013
DeputyState secretaries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
WebsiteOfficial website

The Minister of International Development (Norwegian: Bistands- og utviklingsministeren) is a councillor of state and the chief of the international development portfolio of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.[1] The ministry was responsible for the foreign service, the country's international interests and foreign policy. Most of the ministry's portfolio is subordinate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.[2] The prime operating agency for international development is the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.[3] The position has been held by ten people representing five parties.

The position was created with the appointment of Willoch's Second Cabinet on 8 June 1983,[4] with Reidun Brusletten of the Christian Democratic Party appointed the first minister.[5] From 1 January 1984 to 31 December 1989, the minister had their own ministry, the Ministry of Development Cooperation.[4] Eleven people from four parties had held the position, with Hilde Frafjord Johnson of the Christian Democratic Party being the only to have held it twice. Erik Solheim of the Socialist Left Party has sat the longest, for six and a half years. Solheim also acted as Minister of the Environment from 18 October 2007 to his retirement.[1] Heikki Holmås of the Socialist Left Party, who was appointed on 23 March 2012,[1] became the last Minister of International Development when Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet resigned on 16 October 2013. In Solberg's Cabinet, issues related to international development were transferred to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.[6] The position was re-established in 2018 after the Liberal Party joined the Solberg Cabinet.

Key

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

  Centre Party
  Christian Democratic Party
  Labour Party
  Socialist Left Party
  Conservative Party

Ministers

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Reidun Brusletten Christian Democratic 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 2 years, 335 days Willoch II [5]
Vesla Vetlesen Labour 9 May 1986 13 June 1988 2 years, 35 days Brundtland II [7]
Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl Labour 13 June 1988 16 October 1989 1 year, 125 days Brundtland II [7]
Tom Vraalsen Centre 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse [8]
Norges forsvarsminister Grete Faremo vid Nordiska Radets session i Reykjavik. 2010-11-03.jpg Grete Faremo Labour 3 November 1990 4 September 1992 1 year, 306 days Brundtland III [9]
Kari Nordheim-Larsen Labour 4 September 1992 17 October 1997 5 years, 43 days Brundtland III
Jagland
[9][10]
Hilde-Frafjord-Johnson.jpg Hilde Frafjord Johnson Christian Democratic 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I [11]
Anne Kristin Sydnes.jpg Anne Kristin Sydnes Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I [12]
Hilde-Frafjord-Johnson.jpg Hilde Frafjord Johnson Christian Democratic 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 363 days Bondevik II [13]
Erik Solheim.jpg Erik Solheim Socialist Left 17 October 2005 23 March 2012 6 years, 158 days Stoltenberg II [1]
Heikki Holmås 01.jpg Heikki Holmås Socialist Left 23 March 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 207 days Stoltenberg II [1]
Nikolai astrup (cropped).jpg Nikolai Astrup Conservative 17 January 2018 22 January 2019 1 year, 5 days Solberg [14]
Dag Inge Ulstein.jpg Dag Inge Ulstein Christian Democratic 22 January 2019 14 October 2021 2 years, 265 days Solberg [15]
Anne Beathe Tvinnereim (2017-03-23 bilde01).jpg Anne Beathe Tvinnereim Centre 14 October 2021 present 102 days Støre [16]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  2. ^ "About the Ministry of Foreign Affairs". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Development cooperation". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Norwegian Government Ministries since 1945". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Solberg kutter bistandsministeren" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. 16 October 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  14. ^ "Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup". Government.no. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Minister of International Development Dag Inge Ulstein". Government.no. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Norge har fått ny regjering" (in Norwegian). NRK. 14 October 2021. Retrieved 14 October 2021.