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Disarmament and the question of Conversion

Monday, 11 July 1988 00:00
Presented at the UIA Congress - the Warsaw Declaration of Architects

Presented at the UIA Congress - the Warsaw Declaration of Architects

Disarmament and the question of Conversion, Speech at the 1988 ARC•PEACE meeting in Stockholm by Inga Thorsson

Inga Thorsson was born in 1915. Throughout her life she has held a number of political appointments, both in Sweden and abroad. During 1964-66 she was Sweden's Ambassador in Tel Aviv and during 1974-82 Under- Secretary and Chairman of the Disarmament Delegation and of the Swedish Delegation to the International Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. 

Dr Thorsson was appointed Chairman of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in January 1988. In March the same year, the five political parties represented in the Swedish Parliament unanimously nominated Inga Thorsson to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The reason put forward by the cross-parliamentary group for its nomination is Inga Thorsson's life-long commitment and tireless work for peace, and her ability to convincingly champion this great challenge. The group also emphasized the role that she played for the parliamentary decision in 1968 to not develop Swedish nuclear weapons, and her work as an envoy.

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