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 Welcomes Statement On Normalization Of Azerbaijani-Armenian Relations

MENA FN 09 Dec 2023
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 9. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomes the joint statement of Azerbaijan and Armenia on their intention to normalize ... ....

UN Secretary-General Welcomes Joints Statement By Azerbaijan And Armenia

MENA FN 09 Dec 2023
(MENAFN - AzerNews) Secretary-General of the United Nations Anto–nio Guterres welcomes the joint statement issued by Armenia and Azerbaijan announcing a series of confidence-building measures and ... ....

Israel-UN relations at historic low as secretary-general invokes rare diplomatic measure

Egypt Independent 09 Dec 2023
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday invoked a rarely used but powerful tool in his determined push for a ceasefire in Gaza, causing outrage among Israeli diplomats ... “The Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly and the only body that can fire him or force him to retire is the General Assembly,” she said....

The Secretary-General: Message on Human Rights Day (UNOV - United Nations Office at Wien)

Public Technologies 09 Dec 2023
). For information only - not an official document. UNIS/SGSM/1372. 6 December 2023. The Secretary-General. 10 December 2023. "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.". The iconic opening sentence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is as important today as it was when it was adopted 75 years ago ... * *** * ... (noodl....

Hamas brutality on Oct 7 'can never justify' the 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Gaza, UN secretary-general says

Fox News 09 Dec 2023
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the international organization's security council on Friday, continuing his demands for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza region ... "At the same time, the brutality perpetrated by Hamas can never justify the collective punishment of the Palestinian people," the secretary-general said....

CS asks officials to finalise arrangements for elections

The News International 09 Dec 2023
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Nadeem Aslam Chaudhary on Friday directed commissioners and deputy commissioners to establish special contact with district election commissioners to finalize arrangements for the general elections as soon as possible....

Party General Secretary receives Belarusian Prime Minister

Vietnam News 09 Dec 2023
Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng suggested some major orientations and measures for promoting bilateral ties to a new level ... He said he believed that under the leadership of the CPV, led by General Secretary Trọng, the Vietnamese people would obtain even greater achievements in national construction and development....