Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners
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Alva Myrdal (1982)
Alva Myrdal was a Swedish sociologist, diplomat, and political leader. She actively participated in the United Nations as head of the department of social welfare and as director of the department of social sciences of UNESCO. After serving as a member of Sweden's parliament, she led Sweden's delegation to the UN Disarmament Conference in Geneva, and was minister of disarmament and church affairs. For her work in the nuclear disarmament movement, she won the 1982 Nobel Peace Prize.
Fun Fact: Alva Myrdal was ambassador to India, Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and Nepal.
From the Columbia Encyclopedia. Photo: Library of Congress.