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The Department of Development and Planning of Social Policy at the Ministry of Welfare is in charge of the development of gender-equality policy in government. The Committee of Gender Equality was established at the Ministry of Welfare in order to ensure an effective coordination of activities performed by different ministries, social partners, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governmental agencies, the ombudsman and other relevant bodies. The committee facilitates the implementation, supervision and development of gender-equality policy.