Margot Wallström has had a long political career. At age 25, she became a member of the Swedish Parliament and served as such for six years. In 1988 she was appointed Government Minister for the first time and she has since held different portfolios, including for Social Affairs and Culture, before becoming Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2019. She worked for the European Union for 10 years, as Environment Commissioner 1999-2005 and Vice-President of the EU Commission 2005-2010. Wallström was the first UN Special Representative on Conflict related sexual violence, an office she held 2010-2012. From 2012-2014 Wallström chaired the Board of Lund University, Sweden.