He worked closely with Olof Palme, and became known internationally for his support of Palestinian independence. In November 2010 he was posthumously awarded the Star of Jerusalem, the highest Palestinian order, by Mahmoud Abbas.
- Minister for Foreign Affairs (1985-1991)
- Minister for Social Affairs (1982-1985)
- Member of the Riksdag (1966-1994)
- Member of the executive committee of the Social Democrat Party (1962-1993)
- Secretary of the Social Democrat Party (1962-1982)
|Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
| Succeeded by|
Margaretha af Ugglas
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