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Interview with Sir Peter Marshall: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Marshall, Sir Peter and Craggs, Ruth Interview with Sir Peter Marshall: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)


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Interview with Sir Peter Marshall, conducted 18 November 2013 as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Marshall, Sir Peter. Joined the UK Diplomatic Service in 1949, rising to become Economic Under-Secretary in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Deputy, Economic and Social Affairs, to Britain's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Geneva, 1979-83. Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General, 1983-88. Chairman of the Commonwealth Trust and Royal Commonwealth Society, 1988-92. Chairman of the Joint Commonwealth Societies Council, 1993-2003. Author of Public Diplomacy (Macmillan, 1997).

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Marshall, Sir Peter and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: Apartheid, South Africa, CHOGM, Commonwealth Secretariat, Constitutional Change, Democracy, Development, Diplomacy, Economic Development, Europe, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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