Margot Wallström was born on 28 September 1954 and is a Swedish politician from Sweden’s Social Democratic Party. From 1988 to 1998, she was successively Minister for Youth, Local Authorities and Consumer Affairs, Minister of Culture and Minister of Social Affairs in the Swedish Government. Margot Wallström was also a European Commissioner from 1999 to 2010 in the Prodi Commission, and subsequently in the first Barroso Commission, where she was responsible for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy. From 2010 to 2012, she was Special Representative for the UN Secretary General on sexual violence affecting women and girls in armed conflicts.
Since October 2014, Margot Wallström has been Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Löfven Government. She has also been Sweden’s Minister for Nordic Cooperation since May 2016.