Secretary (title)

Secretary is a title often used in organizations to indicate a person having a certain amount of authority, power, or importance in the organization. The term is derived from the Latin word secernere, "to distinguish" or "to set apart", the passive participle (secretum) meaning "having been set apart", with the eventual connotation of something private or confidential, as with the English word secret. A secretarius was a person, therefore, overseeing business confidentially, usually for a powerful individual (a king, pope, etc.).

The official title of the leader of most Communist and Socialist political parties is the "General Secretary of the Central Committee" or "First Secretary of the Central Committee". When a Communist party is in power, the General Secretary is usually the country's de facto leader (though sometimes this leader also holds state-level positions to monopolize power, such as a presidency or premiership in order to constitute de jure leadership of the state), such as China and Cuba.

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Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General (UN - United Nations)

Public Technologies 27 Jan 2023
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Speech by NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană at the Holocaust Remembrance ceremony (NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation)

Public Technologies 27 Jan 2023
). Ambassador Peronaci,. Ambassador Szatkowski,. Ambassador Regev,. Thank you for hosting us today. And thank you as always for bringing us together for this solemn act of remembrance. We were delighted to welcome President Herzog to the NATO HQ yesterday to address NATO Allies for the first time in the North Atlantic Council ... As we have done since 2014....

No amount of petitions and press conferences can reverse NDC’s new parliamentary leadership – Ras Mubarak

Joy Online 27 Jan 2023
On Tuesday, a statement from the party’s General Secretary, Fifi Kwetey, announced Dr Cassiel Ato Forson as the new Minority Leader with Emmanuel Kofi-Armah Buah as the Deputy Minority Leader ... Former Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho also took to Twitter to berate the changes....

Biden taps Zients as White House chief of staff

The Associated Press 27 Jan 2023
spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths was in the Afghan capital Monday along with Janti Soeripto, CEO of Save The Children US, and Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro, the secretary general of Care International as well as Omar Abdi, the deputy executive director of UNICEF, the U.N....

UN top boss appoints Advocate Mojanku Gumbi as special adviser on workplace racism

Independent online (SA) 27 Jan 2023
Former president Thabo Mbeki’s legal adviser, advocate Mojanku Gumbi, has been appointed by UN secretary-general Antonio Gueterres as his special adviser on racism in the workplace. The secretary-general’s office announced Gumbi’s appointment on Thursday....

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The American Spectator 27 Jan 2023
As secretary of state, Pompeo made a request to the department’s inspector general ... The inspector general’s ... He then asked the inspector general to produce the document that enabled Bill Clinton to generate millions from foreigners while his wife served as secretary of state....

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Congress accuses govt of withdrawing security personnel in J&K

The Telegraph India 27 Jan 2023
Who ordered this?," Asked AICC general secretary KC Venugopal ... AICC general secretary Communications Jairam Ramesh also tweeted, saying Gandhi was forced to change his plans at the last moment due to this morning's "serious security lapse" at Qazigund ... ....

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