Disability policy is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The policy safeguards the rights and interests that people with disabilities have in society. Several areas are covered by this policy, including labour market policy and education policy. This page is currently being updated with additional information.

Responsible for disabilities

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Lena Hallengren
Lena Hallengren Minister for Health and Social Affairs

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  • Lena Hallengren new Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

    Lena Hallengren
    Lena Hallengren, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

    Lena Hallengren was today appointed as new Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality. Ms Hallengren was Deputy Minister for Education, with responsibility for preschools, youth issues and adult learning, in 2002–2006.

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