Death of Sir Peter Smithers, former Secretary General [12/06/2006]
Secretary General Terry Davis has expressed sadness on learning of the death of Sir Peter Smithers on 8 June, at the age of 92. Sir Peter, a former British diplomat, and an MP from 1950 to 1964, was also a botanist, and he was a Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe when it was first set up. From 1964 to 1969, he served as Secretary General of the Organisation. Interviewed in 1998, Sir Peter spoke of his memories of the birth of the Council of Europe.
DÃ©cÃ¨s de Sir Peter Smithers, ancien SecrÃ©taire GÃ©nÃ©ral [12/06/2006]
Le SecrÃ©taire GÃ©nÃ©ral, Terry Davis, a exprimÃ© sa tristesse Ã lâ€™annonce de la disparition, le 8 juin 2006, de Sir Peter Smithers, Ã l'Ã¢ge de 92 ans. Diplomate, parlementaire britannique de 1950 Ã 1964, mais aussi botaniste, Sir Peter Smithers a Ã©tÃ© membre de l'AssemblÃ©e parlementaire du Conseil de l'Europe lors de sa constitution. Il a Ã©tÃ© SecrÃ©taire GÃ©nÃ©ral de l'Organisation de 1964 Ã 1969. Dans une interview rÃ©alisÃ©e en 1998, Sir Peter Ã©voquait la naissance du Conseil de l'Europe.