Minister for Employment, Norway (Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers)

Hanne Bjurstrøm is the Norwegian Minister of Labour, having been appointed to Jens Stoltenberg's second cabinet on 20 October 2009. She is responsible for the labour market policy, the working environment, pensions and welfare policy. Hanne Bjurstrøm has been Norway’s chief negotiator under the United Nations climate change negotiations and is Vice-President of The Norwegian Labour Court. She represents the Norwegian Labour Party. She will participate in the opening plenary session of the conference focussing on the Nordic programme for sustainable futures.