Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Albania)

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Albanian: Ministria e Punës dhe Çështjeve Sociale) was a department of the Albanian Government charged with the responsibility to protect and safeguard the interest of workers in general and the poor, deprived and disadvantaged sections of the society. The Ministry was dissolved in 13 September 2017 and its departments were merged with other ministries. Most of its functions are now performed by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Ministria e Punës dhe Çështjeve Sociale
Ministria e Mirëqenies Sociale dhe Rinisë.svg
(2013–2017) Logo of Ministry
Department overview
FormedApril 13, 1992 (1992-04-13)
Preceding Department
  • Committee on Labor and Social Welfare (1991–1992)
Dissolved2017
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Albania
HeadquartersTirana
Websitewww.sociale.gov.al

HistoryEdit

Since the establishment of the institution, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has been reorganized by joining other departments or merging with other ministries, thus making its name change several times. This list reflects the changes made since 1992:

  • Ministry of Labor, Immigration, Social Assistance and former Political Persecuted (Ministria e Punës, Emigracionit, Përkrahjes sociale dhe ish të Përndjekurve Politikë) from 1992 to 1996
  • Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (Ministria e Punës dhe e Çështjeve Sociale) from 1996 to 2002 (dissolved)
  • Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (Ministria e Punës dhe e Çështjeve Sociale) from 2003 (re-established) to 2005
  • Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (Ministria e Punës, Çështjeve Sociale dhe Shanseve të Barabarta) from 2005 to 2013
  • Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth (Ministria e Mirëqenies Sociale dhe Rinisë) from 2013 to 2017 (dissolved)

The ministry was dissolved in September 2017. The department of labour and social affairs was merged with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, while the Youth Department joined the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth

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