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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Israel seeks to silence voices speaking about Gaza massacres: Arab League secretary general

Egypt Today 22 Apr 2024
CAIRO - 22 April 2024. Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, discussed with the UN rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Palestine, the humanitarian situation in Gaza Strip.   ...   ...   ...   ...   ...   ... ....
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Secretary-General of ANNHRI affirms international system’s inability to halt aggression on Gaza

The Peninsula 22 Apr 2024
Doha, Qatar. Secretary-General of the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions (ANNHRI) H E Sultan bin Hassan Al Jamali (pictured) said the international human rights system has been unable to stop the unceasing aggression of the Israeli occupation on the Gaza Strip since October ... ....
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UBP General Secretary issues statement on 20th anniversary of Annan Plan

BRTK 22 Apr 2024
... UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his Personal Envoy Maria Holguin of the late UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s post-referendum report, stating that “the Greek Cypriot side must now demonstrate its real intentions not with words, but with actions.”....
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Ex-senior bureaucrat Roedad Khan passes away in Islamabad

The News International 22 Apr 2024
He also served as interior secretary, interior ministry’s secretary general, federal minister for accountability as well as adviser to the president and prime minister....
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Braverman refuses to rule out backing bid to overthrow Sunak

The Daily Telegraph 22 Apr 2024
The former home secretary said she “fully expects” Mr Sunak to lead the Conservative Party into the next general election but she would not be drawn on whether she would back a leadership challenge against him. Asked if she would support a challenge between now and the next general election, Mrs Braverman told the BBC....
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Braverman refuses to rule out backing Sunak leadership challenge

AOL 22 Apr 2024
The former home secretary said she “fully expects” Mr Sunak to lead the Conservative Party into the next general election but she would not be drawn on whether she would back a leadership challenge against him. Asked if she would support a challenge between now and the next general election, Mrs Braverman told the BBC....
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PHC bar candidate vows to solve lawyers’ issues

The News International 22 Apr 2024
He expressed the hope that lawyers in Peshawar would elect him in the upcoming election for the general secretary slot of PHC Bar Association with a thumping majority to serve them irrespective of their political affiliation....

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