Swedish child psychologist and philanthropist, Lisbeth Palme, Died at 87

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Anna Lisbeth Christina Palme née Beck-Friis was born on March 14, 1931, and died on October 18, 2018.

She was a Swedish child psychologist and philanthropist.

She was a Swedish children’s psychologist, UNICEF chairwoman and the wife of Sweden’s prime minister Olof Palme up until his assassination in 1986.

She was born into a noble family.

She was the daughter of a civil engineer and Freiherr Christian Beck-Friis and his wife Anna-Lisa.

Following her graduation in 1950 from Nya Elementarskolan för flickor in Stockholm, Palme studied and graduated from Stockholms högskola in the summer of 1955.

Lisbeth Palme was the chairman of the Swedish UNICEF committee between 1987 and 1999 and in that role campaigned against the sexual exploitation of children.

Lisbeth Palme became the international chairwoman for UNICEF between 1990 and 1991.

Palme was one of the champions for the Children’s convention (Barnkonventionen) which was later established.

Lisbeth Palme was a member of the Organisation of African Unity committee of investigation into the Rwandan genocide which reported its findings in 2000.

Lisbeth Palme passed away at 87 years old.


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