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 Antonio Guterres Mourns Gen Bipin Rawat's Death

NDTV 09 Dec 2021
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday mourned the demise of India's first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu ... ....
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UN secretary-general in isolation after coronavirus contact

Caledonian Record 09 Dec 2021
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is isolating after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday that Guterres has shown no symptoms and tested negative for the virus Tuesday afternoon ... .......
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UN Chief in self-isolation after contact with COVID-positive person

Malaysian National News Agency 09 Dec 2021
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (Photo ... NEW YORK, Dec 8 -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been in self-isolation after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, Xinhua news agency quoted his deputy spokesman, Farhan Haq....
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NRAI ends contracts of all national coaches

The Times of India 09 Dec 2021
Yes, we have terminated contracts of all coaches and the decision has been taken after a thorough review of their performance during the past few years,” NRAI’s new secretary general Kanwar Sultan Singh told TOI. The secretary general said the federation will start the process to hire coaches soon....
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ASEAN, ICRC to enhance cooperation in disaster management

Malaysian National News Agency 09 Dec 2021
ICRC vice-president Dr Gilles Carbonnier visited the Secretariat’s office here and met with the deputy secretary-general for ASEAN Political-Security Community, Michael Tene....
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Explosion in Mali kills seven UN peacekeepers

The Hill 09 Dec 2021
The U.N. initiative has deployed more than 13,000 troops to northern and central Mali to contain violence ... Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack against the convoy. “The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families, as well as to the Government and people of Togo,” Dujarric said in his statement ... .......
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Violation of election code of conduct: JI demands CEC to take notice of situation in KP

The News International 09 Dec 2021
In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, the JI provincial general secretary, Abdul Wasi, urged that the government functionaries should be stopped from announcing development projects and making transfers and postings in the areas where elections were scheduled to be held this month....
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MIC to hold 75th AGM this weekend

Malaysian National News Agency 09 Dec 2021
MIC secretary-general, Rajasekaran Thiyagaran said the AGM will also be a platform to propose ideas and strategies that can help the party face the 15th ......
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Ineffectual Boycotts: The Beijing Winter Olympics

Dissident Voice 09 Dec 2021
It troubled the UN Secretary General at the time, Kurt Waldheim, who wished “to point out that the Olympic Games have become an occasion of special significance in mankind’s search for brotherhood and understanding.”. Fancifully, the Commonwealth Secretary General Shridath Ramphal ......
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EU: Iran nuclear talks to resume in Vienna

Cleveland Jewish News 09 Dec 2021
Talks on Iran and its controversial nuclear program are slated to resume on Thursday in Vienna, Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service Enrique Mora tweeted on Wednesday ... Secretary of State ......
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Judge upholds Tennessee law with heavy penalties for sharing absentee ballot request forms

Oakridger 09 Dec 2021
The Secretary of State's office and local county commissions often put them online for individual voters to download, print and mail ... Additionally, we are grateful for the great work of the Attorney General’s office," Julia Bruck, spokesperson for the Tennessee Secretary of State's office wrote in an email Wednesday....
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Congress team going to Nagaland stopped at airport in Jorhat

The Times of India 09 Dec 2021
A Congress delegation of leaders comprising AICC general secretary in-charge of Assam, Jitendra Singh, Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi and AICC general secretary in-charge of Nagaland, Ajoy Kumar, was stopped at the Jorhat airport as they were on their way to Nagaland to meet the families of the civilians killed in the firing by Assam Rifles last week ... ....
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UP: Cong releases ‘pink manifesto’ to woo women voters

The Times of India 09 Dec 2021
Asserting that rival parties are scared that Congress’ proposal for increasing representation of women in the political arena would upset their matrix of caste and religion-based politics, Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched the ‘Pink Manifesto’ here on Wednesday in the run up to 2022 assembly elections....
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