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Myrdal, Alva

Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1986 AD
Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Sociologist

1902 – Born in Uppsala on the 31st of January.

1930 – She first came to public notice in the coauthoring a book entitled Crisis in the Population Question and was one of the main driving forces in the creation of the Swedish welfare state.

1940 – Member of the Social Democrat party of Sweden.

1949 – She became involved in international issues with the United Nations, appointed to head its section on welfare policy.

1950-1955 – She was chairman of UNESCO’s social science section – the first woman to hold such prominent positions in the UN.

1962 – She entered the Swedish parliament.

         – She was sent as the Swedish delegate to the UN disarmament conference in Geneva.

1966 – She was also made consultative Cabinet minister for disarmament.

1982 – She received the Nobel Peace Prize together with Alfonso Garcia Robles.

1986 – Died on the 1st of February.