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Picture of Gunilla Carlsson Gunilla Carlsson
Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden

Born in 1963

Political appointments

The Riksdag (Swedish Parliament)

2004-2006, Deputy Chairof the Committee on Foreign Affairs
2004-2006, Deputy Member of Committee on EU Affairs
2004-2006, Alternate Member of the Swedish Delegation to the Nordic Council
2003-2004, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
2002-2004, Member of the Committee on EU Affairs
2002-2003, Member of the Committee on Education
2002-2006, Member of the War Delegation
2002-2006, Member of Parliament

The European Parliament

2004-2006, Vice Chair of European People's Party (EPP)
1999-2002, Leader of the Moderate Party delegation in the European Parliament
Member: Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy
Substitute: Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy
1995-2002, Member of the European Parliament, and EPP-ED Group

Moderate Party

2003-, First Vice Chair of the Moderate Party
1999-2003, Second Vice Chair
1999-, Member of the Board of the Moderate Party
1992-1995, Vice Chair of the Moderate Party Youth League

Co-opted to the Board of the Moderate Party

Member of the Moderate Party Programme Committee 1996-1997

Local government appointment

1989, Member of Vadstena Municipal Council

Other appointments

1994-1998, Vice Chair of the International Young Democratic Union (IYDU)
1993-1994, Vice Chair of the Nordic Young Conservative Union


1982-1983, Accounting and auditing courses, and non-degree courses at Linköping University

Professional experience

1994, Political administrator at the Moderate Party Secretariat of the Riksdag
1990-1994, Accounting manager
1984-1990, Accountant