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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Record number of NATO allies are hitting defense spending target during war in Ukraine

The Day 18 Jun 2024
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 23 of NATO's 32 member nations are hitting the Western military alliance’s defense spending target this year, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday, as Russia's war in Ukraine has raised the threat of expanding conflict in Europe....

AIADMK boycotted in fear of losing deposit: Bharathi

The Times of India 18 Jun 2024
AIADMK general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami announced the boycott citing lack of transparency....

Mark Rutte offers deal to Viktor Orbán as he seeks to clinch Nato top job

Financial Times 18 Jun 2024
Dutch PM holds talks with Hungarian counterpart in bid to end Budapest block on becoming alliance’s secretary-general .......

NATO allies increasing defense spending by 18% this year: Stoltenberg

Yeni Ṣafak 18 Jun 2024
'23 allies are going to spend 2% of GDP or more on defense,' says secretary general ....


Dispatch Argus 18 Jun 2024
President Joe Biden meets Monday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office at the White House. Biden is planning to announce new protections that lift the threat of deportation for tens of thousands of people married to ... ....

NATO chief calls for close ties with Indo-Pacific partners amid Russia's alignment with N. Korea, China

Korea Times 18 Jun 2024
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House, June 17, in Washington, after meeting with President Joe Biden ... Speaking at a forum, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also criticized China's support for Russia's defense ......

NATO hits all-time high of 20 countries meeting 2% defense spending rule

New York Post 18 Jun 2024
“Just five years ago, there was still just nine allies that spent 2% of GDP on defense,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during an event at the Wilson Center in DC ... Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said “just nine allies” had met the 2% threshold five years ago. NATO ... sources ... Midtown Manhattan's '8th Ave....

Sexual harassment and sexism rife in schools, report finds

AOL 18 Jun 2024
Sexual harassment and sexism is “rife” in schools, with support staff complaining of physical advances and lewd remarks, according to a new report ... Around one in seven school staff also reported they had witnessed sexual harassment in their workplace in the past five years ... Unison general secretary Christina McAnea said ... ....

Sexual harassment still ‘rife’ in UK schools, poll of female staff finds

The Observer 18 Jun 2024
Among staff across all school stages, 7% had suffered sexual harassment ... Other respondents described male pupils trying to touch or slap a staff member’s bottom. A teaching assistant in Wales said ... “Parents will be horrified to learn their children are being taught in such toxic environments,” the Unison general secretary, Christina McAnea, said ... ....

EU leaders move closer towards giving second term to Ursula von der Leyen

AOL 18 Jun 2024
EU leaders are converging on a second term for Ursula von der Leyen as head of the European Commission but have failed to reach a quick agreement ... But pitfalls lie ahead for all three ... The outgoing Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, said ... Orbán had a separate meeting Mark Rutte, as Hungary continues to block his appointment as Nato secretary-general ... ....

Visa-free policy helps promote global exchanges

China Daily 18 Jun 2024
Miao Lu, secretary-general of the Center for China and Globalization, a Beijing-based think tank, said that with efforts to facilitate cross-border travel and high-standard opening-up, China is leading globalization against a rising trend of anti-globalization and implementing ......

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