Cv Margot Wallström

Minister for Foreign Affairs

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Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström. Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Party

Swedish Social Democratic Party

Areas of responsibility

Foreign Affairs

Personal

Born 1954 in Kågedalen, Skellefteå. Married. Two children.

Educational background

Compulsory school (9 years)

Nordanå Upper Secondary School, Skellefteå (3 years)

Posts and assignments

Positions held

1986-1987
Branch manager, Sparbanken Alfa

1977-1979
Bank clerk, Sparbanken Alfa

1974-1977
Representative, Swedish Social Democratic Youth League, Värmland

Assignments

2013-2014
Board member, Lund University

2013-2014
Board member, Global Challenge Foundation

2013-2014
Board member, ICA

2012-2014
Adviser, Institute for Human Rights and Business

2011-2014
Advisory board member, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

2010-2012
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Confl ict

2007-2014
Chair, council of Women World Leaders Ministerial Initiative

2004-2010
First Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for institutional relations and communication strategy

1999-2004
European Commissioner for the Environment

1996-1998
Minister for Social Affairs

1994-1996
Minister for Culture

1988-1991
Deputy Minister of Public Administration

1979-1985
Member of the Riksdag

Honours

Honorary doctorates: Chalmers University of Technology, Mälardalen University, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Umeå University.

Commander of the French Legion of Honour, 2014

Elin Wägner Society award for 'Alarm Clock of the Year', 2012

Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development, 2008

HM the King's Medal of the 12th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim, "For enduring outstanding achievement in Swedish and European politics", 2008

International Association for Impact Assessment Global Environmental Award, 2003

Selected publications

"Elitprojekt - nej! Folkets Europa" ("Elite project - no! The people's Europe"), Göran Färm and Margot Wallström, 2008

"Folkens Europa eller varför är det så svårt att älska EU?" ("The people's Europe or Why is it so hard to love the EU?"), Göran Färm and Margot Wallström, 2004

"Fred i öst och väst" ("Peace in east and west"), Margot Wallström, 1983