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Feb 3, 2008

Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen


photographer Guri Dahl

Norway's Minister of Children and Equality

Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen is a Norwegian politician belonging to the Norwegian Labour Party. She was appointed minister of Children and Equality Affairs in the second cabinet Stoltenberg at October 18, 2007. She is the first minority member of the Norwegian Cabinet. Ramin-Osmundsen came to Norway in 1991, and became a Norwegian citizen early October 2007. She is a Candidate of Law from Pantheon-Assas Paris II University in France.

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Born: 15.07.1963

Family: Married, 3 children

EDUCATION
1994–1995 Postgraduate courses in special education (Norway)
1987 French bar exam, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris
1986 Cand.Jur. (Maîtrise de Droit Privé), Université de Paris II, Assas

WORK EXPERIENCE
2007 Head of Public Sector Recruitment, Manpower Professional Executive
2006–2007 Project head, international migration and development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2006 Director, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
2002–2006 Deputy Director, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
1998–2002 Managing Director, Centre for Combating Ethnic Discrimination (SMED)
1998 Project head, establishment of SMED, Ministry of Local Government
1995–1998 Higher Executive Officer/Adviser, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
1993–1995 Higher Executive Officer, Norwegian Board of Health Supervision
1992 EU Adviser (part-time), STABELL law firm, Oslo
1988–1991 Work experience in France; internship at the European Commission (Brussels)

PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC COMMITTEES
2001 – 2002 Member of working group on racially-motivated offences
2001 – 2002 Member of committee on the Immigration Act
1999 – 2000 Member of committee on law of citizenship


OTHER POSTS HELD
2005 – 2007 Board member, the Norwegian Red Cross
2005 – 2007 Board member, regional health authority for Eastern Norway
2001 – 2004 Board member, Norwegian Refugee Council
2000 - 2005 Member of ethics committee, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
1997 – 2002 Board member, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee
2007 Board member, Oslo Workers’ Society

LANGUAGES
Norwegian, French, English

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