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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UN Secretary-General Stresses To Stop Horror And Suffering After Deadly Rafah Attacks

MENA FN 29 May 2024
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli air strikes that struck tents housing displaced people in the city of Rafah, south of the ... ....
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Israel on edge as it awaits critical decision from UN Secretary-General Guterres

MENA FN 29 May 2024
(MENAFN) According to Channel 13, a notable Hebrew news source, Israel is on edge as it awaits a critical decision from United Nations Secretary-General Ant–nio Guterres. This decision could lead to ... ....
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UN Secretary-General strongly condemns airstrikes on displaced citizens in Rafah

MENA FN 29 May 2024
(MENAFN) Ant–nio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, has strongly condemned the air strikes targeting tents housing displaced individuals in the city of Rafah. In a statement ... ....
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UN Secretary-General Congratulates President Ilham Aliyev

MENA FN 29 May 2024
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 29. Secretary-General ofUN Antonio Guterres has sent a congratulatory letter to Presidentof the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the ... ....
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Interior Minister meets Arab Interior Ministers Council Secretary General

Bahrain News Agency 29 May 2024
General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Interior Minister, met with Dr. Mohammed Ali Koman, Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers Council, this morning....
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ASEAN-Korea Centre holds inauguration ceremony for new secretary-general

Korea Times 29 May 2024
Secretary-General Kim Jae-shin of the ASEAN-Korea Centre delivers a speech during his inauguration ceremony in Seoul, Monday. Courtesy of ASEAN-Korea Centre ... The ASEAN-Korea Centre hosted a reception to commemorate the inauguration of its sixth Secretary-General Kim Jae-shin and to welcome the visit of the Secretary-General of ASEAN Kao Kim Hourn ... ....
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UN Secretary-General says 'horror' in Gaza must stop immediately

Khaleejtimes 29 May 2024
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned in the strongest terms the air strikes on Rafah hitting tents sheltering displaced people ... This came in a statement attributed to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, where Guterres grieved for the over 36,000 Palestinians and some 1,500 Israelis killed in the relentless violence....
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Palestinians fleeing from the southern Gaza city of Rafah during an Israeli ground and air offensive in the city on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.
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UN Secretary-General says ‘horror’ in Gaza must stop immediately

Gulf Today 29 May 2024
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned in the strongest terms the air strikes on Rafah hitting tents sheltering displaced people ... The Secretary-General reiterated his demand for an immediate ceasefire and the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages....
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UN Secretary-General stresses to stop "horror and suffering" after deadly Rafah attacks

Gulf-Times 29 May 2024
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli air strikes that struck tents housing displaced people in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, last Sunday, resulting in dozens of martyrs and wounded.'He is ......

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In this photo provided by Jeonbuk Fire Headquarters, balloons with trash presumably sent by North Korea, hang on electric wires as South Korean army soldiers stand guard in Muju, South Korea, Wednesday, May 29, 2024. In another sign of tensions between the war-divided rivals, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea also has been flying large numbers of balloons carrying trash toward the South since Tuesday night, in an apparent retaliation against South Korean activists for flying anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets across the border. (Jeonbuk Fire Headquarters via AP)
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