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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Von der Leyen Could Become New NATO Secretary General - Reports

Urdu Point 01 Apr 2023
Current NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is due to step down in the fall of 2023. Stoltenberg's term as secretary general was due to expire in October 2022, but it was extended for another year, until September 30, 2023, against the backdrop ......

ASEAN secretary-general urges for more dialogue, consultations in addressing challenges

Xinhua 01 Apr 2023
BANGKOK, April 1 (Xinhua) -- ASEAN Secretary-General Kao Kim Hourn has urged for more dialogue and consultations in addressing challenges in a speech delivered during his first working visit to Thailand from Wednesday to Saturday ... ASEAN secretary-general urges ......

EU Chief Von der Leyen Could Become New NATO Secretary General: Reports

Sputnik 01 Apr 2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen could become the new NATO head in October of this year, a British tabloid reports, citing a diplomatic source .......

Stoltenberg's Term as NATO Chief Likely to Be Extended - Source

Urdu Point 01 Apr 2023
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st April, 2023) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is likely to see his term of office extended again as the alliance's key members are satisfied with his handling of the Ukrainian crisis, a source close to the negotiations told Sputnik....

Prime Minister hosts China’s Guangxi party leader

Vietnam News 01 Apr 2023
In an atmosphere of friendship, sincerity and trust, both host and guest acknowledged positive developments in the relationship between the two Parties and countries, especially since the official visit to China by Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng from October 30 to November 1, 2022....

We are disappointed in Minority Group in Parliament – UFP

Business Ghana 01 Apr 2023
The Party petitioned the NDC to disqualify one Prince Moses Zakaria, who it described as UFP former General Secretary, from contesting in NDC’s upcoming parliamentary primaries in Madina. ” We also wish to as a Party, warn and urge the NDC not to entertain persons such as our formal General Secretary, Mr....

Questions raised about who funds 'Drag Queen Story Time' on military bases

Longview News-Journal 01 Apr 2023
About 3-hours into the 6-hour hearing is when Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, and chairman of the Joint Cheifs of Staff, General Mark Milley were questioned by representatives about what they believe are Department of Defense (DoD) funded drag queen story hours being held on a handful of military bases around the nation....

Russia takes presidency of UN Security Council

RTE 01 Apr 2023
UN Secretary-General António Guterres kicked off proceedings ... "I saw the secretary-general’s aide tap him on the shoulder. The secretary-general then slumped in his chair and put his head in his hands," a council diplomat told RTÉ News ... But in general, diplomats expect Russia to ......

More included in flour scheme

The News International 01 Apr 2023
Caretaker chief minister directed the provincial ministers and secretaries to continue visiting free flour distribution centres ... Provincial ministers, advisers, chief secretary, inspector general of police and concerned officials attended the meeting....

Punjab cabinet includes more families in free flour scheme

The News International 01 Apr 2023
Endorsement was made to the decisions of earlier meetings of Cabinet Standing Committee for Finance & Development.Provincial ministers, advisers, chief secretary, inspector general of police and concerned officials attended the meeting....

UN Weekly Roundup: March 25-31, 2023

Voa News 01 Apr 2023
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the international community Tuesday to create an international body that would assist families of the estimated 100,000 missing persons in Syria to find out the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones ... Secretary-General Guterres warned ......

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen is in the running to be new NATO head: Report

Hindustan Times 01 Apr 2023
NATO's current Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is expected to end his term as planned in October, after his mandate has been extended three times and having served for a total of almost nine years....

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