Myrdal, Alva

Born: Jan 31, 1902 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 84 years of age.

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.
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