Minister of International Development

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Minister of International Development of Norway
Bistands- og utviklingsministeren
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Member of Council of State
Seat Victoria Terrasse, Oslo
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer Monarch
with approval of Parliament
Term length No fixed length
Constituting instrument Constitution of Norway
Precursor Minister of Foreign Affairs
Formation 8 June 1983
First holder Reidun Brusletten
Final holder Heikki Holmås
Abolished 16 October 2013
Deputy State secretaries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Website Official website

The Minister of International Development (Norwegian: Bistands- og utviklingsministeren) was 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]

Key[edit]

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

Ministers[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Brusletten, ReidunReidun Brusletten Christian Democratic 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 2 years, 336 days Willoch II [5]
Vetlesen, VeslaVesla Vetlesen Labour 9 May 1986 13 June 1988 2 years, 36 days Brundtland II [7]
Grøndahl, Kirsti KolleKirsti Kolle Grøndahl Labour 13 June 1988 16 October 1989 1 year, 126 days Brundtland II [7]
Vraalsen, TomTom Vraalsen Centre 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 19 days Syse [8]
Norges forsvarsminister Grete Faremo vid Nordiska Radets session i Reykjavik. 2010-11-03.jpg Faremo, GreteGrete Faremo Labour 3 November 1990 4 September 1992 1 years, 304 days Brundtland III [9]
Nordheim-Larsen, KariKari Nordheim-Larsen Labour 4 September 1992 17 October 1997 4 years, 43 days Brundtland III
Jagland
[9][10]
Hilde-Frafjord-Johnson.jpg Johnson, Hilde FrafjordHilde Frafjord Johnson Christian Democratic 17 October 1997 21 March 2000 1 year, 150 days Bondevik I [11]
Anne Kristin Sydnes.jpg Sydnes, Anne KristinAnne Kristin Sydnes Labour 21 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 213 days Stoltenberg I [12]
Hilde-Frafjord-Johnson.jpg Johnson, Hilde FrafjordHilde Frafjord Johnson Christian Democratic 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 364 days Bondevik II [13]
Erik Solheim.jpg Solheim, ErikErik Solheim Socialist Left 17 October 2005 23 March 2012 6 years, 159 days Stoltenberg II [1]
Heikki Holmås 01.jpg Holmås, HeikkiHeikki Holmås Socialist Left 23 March 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 199 days Stoltenberg II [1]

References[edit]

  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.