Maj Britt Theorin

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Theorin presenting herself at the Gothenburg bookfair in 2012.

Karin Maj Britt Margareta Theorin (born December 22, 1932, Gothenburg), commonly known as Maj Britt Theorin, is a Swedish social democratic politician and diplomat, Ph.D h c. She served as a member of the Parliament of Sweden from 1971 to 1995, and as a Member of the European Parliament from 1995 to 2004 and President of the Committee of Women´s Right and Equality in EP and a member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Security in EP and a member of the board from EP of ACP; African Caribbean Pacific. Dr Theorin is former Swedish Ambassador for Disarmament in charge of Swedish disarmament policy (1982-1991). Dr Theorin was Chairperson of the UN Commission of Experts on Nuclear Weapons (1989–90), Chairperson of the UN Study on Military and the Environment (1990–91), Chairperson of the UN Expert Group on Women and the Agenda for Peace (1994) and Member of the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (1995–96). Dr Theorin is former President of the International Peace Bureau and of Parliamentarians for Global Action. Dr Theorin is President of the umbrella union of six women´s and peace league "Operation 1325" in Sweden and member of the board of UN Women Sweden. She was President of the International Peace Bureau from 1992 to 2000, following Bruce Kent.[1] She has also served as Swedish Ambassador for Disarmament.

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  1. ^ International Peace Bureau, IPB - Over a Century of Peacemaking Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine..