Lisbet Palme

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Lisbet Palme
Lisbet Palme 2016-3.jpg
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
14 October 1969 – 8 October 1976
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded byAina Erlander
Succeeded bySolveig Fälldin
In office
8 October 1982 – 28 February 1986
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded bySolveig Fälldin
Succeeded byIngrid Carlsson
Personal details
Born
Anna Lisbeth Christina Beck-Friis

(1931-03-14)14 March 1931
Stockholm, Sweden
Died18 October 2018(2018-10-18) (aged 87)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political partySocial Democrats
Spouse(s)Olof Palme
(1956–1986; his assassination)
ChildrenJoakim Palme
Mårten Palme
Mattias Palme

Anna Lisbeth Christina Palme, née Beck-Friis (14 March 1931 – 18 October 2018) was a Swedish psychologist and civil servant. She was a former chairperson of UNICEF. She studied to be a child psychologist. She is the widow of late Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

She was the chairwoman of the Swedish UNICEF Committee from November 1986 until her death in 2018,[1] in which role she has campaigned against the sexual exploitation of children[2] and was a member of the Organisation of African Unity committee of investigation into the Rwandan genocide which reported its findings in 2000.[3] She was worldwide chairwoman of UNICEF in 1990–91.[4]

Olof Palme was shot and killed on 28 February 1986. Lisbet Palme was also injured in the shooting by a shot that grazed her back.

Palme died in Stockholm on 18 October 2018 at the age of 87.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Pace, Eric (1987-04-27). "LISBET PALME, IN U.S., TALKS OF AN UNDIMMED VISION". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
  2. "SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IS UP, EXPERTS SAY". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 1996-06-08. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
  3. Brittain, Victoria (2000-07-07). "Africans say UN must pay for genocide". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
  4. "Officers of the Executive Board, 1946-2006" (PDF). UNICEF. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
  5. Asplind, Åsa; Petersson, Claes; Svensson, Niklas; Rogvall, Filippa (18 October 2018). "En av sista bilderna på Lisbets offentliga framträdanden". Expressen. Expressen. Retrieved 18 October 2018.