Tomas Magnusson

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Tomas Magnusson, "a well-known figure in the Nordic peace world, was elected President of the International Peace Bureau at the Triennial Assembly of the organization held in Helsinki in September 2006. Magnusson has a background in journalism and was several years Chairperson of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (Svenska Freds).

"He currently directs the Goteborg Initiativet, a locally-based agency dealing with development aid and migrants." [1]

Past positions

  • President of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society between 1979-1985
  • Member of the board of Swedish Afghanistan Association
  • Member of the board of Journalists for Peace
  • International leader of the Social Democratic district organisation of Göteborg
  • Executive member of the Swedish Bosnian Group within Social Democratic Party

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Tomas Magnusson, International Peace Bureau, accessed February 16, 2010.