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 elects first female tech agency secretary-general

BBC News 29 Sep 2022
Doreen Bogdan-Martin is the first International Telecommunication Union secretary-general in its history. ....
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Ukraine: UN Secretary-General condemns Russia annexation plan

United Nations 29 Sep 2022
Russia’s plan to annex four occupied regions in ......
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Cervantes: If you opt to ignore prophecies from mystics, hear the UN Secretary- General

Sun Star 29 Sep 2022
Those inclined to lump Catholic mystics’ dire prophecies as “conspiracy theories” would perhaps lend serious ear to the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). Warning world leaders during the opening of the UN General Assembly last week, UN Secretary-General Antonio ......
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UN secretary general calls Russian annexation of Ukraine regions 'dangerous'

The National 29 Sep 2022
Antonio Guterres denounces claims recent referendums were held peacefully and fairly .......
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Amid Protests in Iran, Secretary-General Urges Security Forces Exercise Utmost Restraint to Avoid Further Escalation. (UN - United Nations)

Public Technologies 29 Sep 2022
) Amid Protests in Iran, Secretary-General Urges Security Forces Exercise Utmost Restraint to Avoid Further Escalation. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres.. The Secretary-General has been ......
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Secretary-General Deplores ‘Heinous’ Attack on Commercial Convoy in Burkina Faso (UN - United Nations)

Public Technologies 29 Sep 2022
) Secretary-General Deplores 'Heinous' Attack on Commercial Convoy in Burkina Faso. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres. ... The Secretary-General expresses his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people of Burkina Faso....
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Secretary-General Reiterates United Nations Support towards Regional Efforts to Return Constitutional Order in Guinea (UN - United Nations)

Public Technologies 29 Sep 2022
) Secretary-General Reiterates United Nations Support towards Regional Efforts to Return Constitutional Order in Guinea. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres.. The Secretary-General takes note of the start today of ......
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President had a phone call with the UN Secretary-General (President of Ukraine)

Public Technologies 29 Sep 2022
... violation of the fundamental goals and principles of the UN Charter expressed on behalf of the Secretary-General by Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo at the meeting of the UN Security Council convened by Ukraine on September 27....
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As Overcrowded Urban Settlements Swell, More Action Needed to Build Sustainable, Safe Cities, Secretary-General Says in Message for World Habitat Day (UN - United Nations)

Public Technologies 29 Sep 2022
) As Overcrowded Urban Settlements Swell, More Action Needed to Build Sustainable, Safe Cities, Secretary-General Says in Message for World Habitat Day. Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres' message for World Habitat Day, observed on 3 October.. Each year, World Habitat Day focuses attention on the state of human settlements ... Disclaimer....

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