Ministry of Welfare (Iceland)

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The Ministry of Welfare (Icelandic: Velferðarráðuneytið) is an Icelandic cabinet-level ministry founded 1 January 2011. It is the result of the merger of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Security, founded 17 April 1939 as the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Health, founded 20 November 1959. It is responsible for administration and policy making of social affairs, health and social security. The current Minister of Welfare is Guðbjartur Hannesson.[1]

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  1. ^ "Guðbjartur Hannesson, Minister of Welfare". Ministry of Welfare. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 

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