Þorsteinn Víglundsson (born November 22, 1969) is an Icelandic politician who currently serves as Member of Parliament for the Reform Party (Viðreisn) in the Althing.
He served as Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs and Equality in 2017, and under his leadership, a bill of law (amendments to the Gender Equality Act No. 10/2008) was passed by the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) with a vast majority on June 1, 2017, and came into force on January 1, 2018. Companies and institutions employing 25 or more workers, on an annual basis, are required to obtain equal pay certification of their equal pay systems and the implementation thereof.
Minister for Social Affairs and Equality in Iceland, Þorsteinn Víglundsson yesterday met with Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees at the UN í Geneva yesterday. They spoke about the condition that refugees have to endure, the emergency situation in the Mediterranean and in Africa and the importance of an organised reception of quota refugees. They also spoke about the importance of securing that refugees do not have to resort to the assistance of smugglers and risk their life in order to come to Europe. Víglundsson reaffirmed the plans of the Icelandic government on the annual reception of quota refugees and the government's policy to receive a greater number of refugees in coming years.
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