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Lisbet Palme
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Spouse of the Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
14 October 1969 – 8 October 1976
Prime Minister Olof Palme
Preceded by Aina Erlander
Succeeded by Solveig Fälldin
In office
8 October 1982 – 28 February 1986
Prime Minister Olof Palme
Preceded by Solveig Fälldin
Succeeded by Ingrid Carlsson
Personal details
Born
Anna Lisbeth Christina Beck-Friis

(1931-03-14)14 March 1931
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 18 October 2018(2018-10-18) (aged 87)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political party Social Democrats
Spouse(s) Olof Palme
(1956–1986; his assassination)
Children Joakim 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, and was a member of the Organisation of African Unity committee of investigation into the Rwandan genocide which reported its findings in 2000. She was worldwide chairwoman of UNICEF in 1990–91.

Olof Palme was shot and killed on 28 February 1986. Lisbet Palme was also injured in the shooting.

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


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