We offer a variety of activities, from seminars and study visits to movie nights and parties. We also publish our newspaper four times a year which highlights different areas of international affairs. UF is a non-profit association and our activities are financed through support from foundations and membership fees. Our main supporters are Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Olof Palme Memorial Fund and the Society of Social Science at Stockholm University.
UF is a member of the Swedish Association of International Affairs (UFS), which is a national umbrella organization with several local member organizations around Sweden. UFS is a member of the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations (LSU) and thus as a member of UF you may attend all events organized by LSU.
Brief History 1925-1998
In the autumn of 1925, an Academic Society for the League of Nations was founded in Stockholm. On February 9th, 1934, the name was changed to the Association of International Affairs because the students no longer wanted to be associated with the League of Nations which they felt had betrayed their ideals.
After the second world war the association was a local branch of the United Nations, and grew to around one thousand members by the end of 1960. During the left-wing movement of 1968 the association became more and more radical until it was eventually dissolved during the 70’s due to internal political conflicts. It was not until November 11th, 1998, that the association was once again brought to life. Many famous diplomats and politicians has started their careers in UF. Perhaps the most well know and worth mentioning is Olof Palme, former prime-minister of Sweden, who was a member of the board in 1950.
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