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A number of international organizations and other bodies use the title secretary general or secretary-general for their chief administrative officer. For the political science journal, see: International Organization An international organization (also called intergovernmental organization) is an organization of international scope or character. ...


International intergovernmental organizations

Organization Official title
Andean Community (CAN) Secretary General of the Andean Community
Arab League Secretary General of the Arab League
Association of Caribbean States (ACS) Secretary-General of the Association of Caribbean States
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary General of the ASEAN
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community
Commonwealth of Nations Commonwealth Secretary-General
Council of Europe (COE) Secretary-General of the Council of Europe
Council of the European Union Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union
European Commission Secretary-General of the European Commission
International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) Secretary General of Interpol
International Maritime Organization Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General of the ITU
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Secretary General of the IPU
League of Nations (1919–1946) Secretary General of the League of Nations
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Secretary General of NATO
Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General of the Organization of American States
Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General of the OECD
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum
United Nations (UN) United Nations Secretary-General
Western European Union (WEU) Secretary-General of the Western European Union
World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General of the World Customs Organization

States of CAN The Andean Community of Nations (in Spanish: Comunidad Andina de Naciones, abbreviated CAN) is a trade bloc comprising the South American countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. ... The Arab League or League of Arab States (Arabic: ‎), is an organization of predominantly Arab states (compare Arab world). ... The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) (Also called the Asociacion de Estados del Caribe or Association des Etats de la Caraibe) was formed with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation, and concerted action among all the countries of the Caribbean, comprising of 25 member states and 3 associate members. ... Bold textLink titleWRONG // The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN - pronounced AH-SEE-AHN) is a geo-political and economic organization of 10 countries located in Southeast Asia. ... This is a list of Secretaries General of ASEAN. Categories: | ... The Caribbean Community and Common Market or CARICOM was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas[1] which came into effect on August 1, 1973. ... The CARICOM Secretariat is the principal administrative organ of the Community and is headed by a Secretary General who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community. ... The Commonwealth of Nations (CN), usually known as The Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states all of which are former colonies of the United Kingdom, except for Mozambique and the United Kingdom itself. ... The Commonwealth Secretary-General is the head of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the central body which has served the Commonwealth of Nations since its establishment in 1965. ... Council of Europe Flag: used by the Council of Europe The Council of Europe () is an international organization of 46 member states in the European region (with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Georgia and Cyprus also extending into Southwest Asia and Russia into North Asia). ... Secretaries-General of the Council of Europe 1949- Dr Lujo Toncic-Soninj 1969-1974 G Kahn-Ackermann 1974- F Karasck c. ... The Council of the European Union (French: Le Conseil de lUnion européenne, German: Rat der Europäischen Union) is a governing body that forms, along with the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU). ... The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. ... The Secretary-General of the European Commission is the senior civil servant of the European Commission. ... This article is about the International Criminal Police Organization - Interpol. ... Headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation in Lambeth, adjacent to the east end of Lambeth Bridge Headquarters building taken from the west side of the Thames Headquartered in London, U.K., the International Maritime Organization (IMO) promotes cooperation among governments and the shipping industry to improve maritime safety and to... The International Telecommunication Union (ITU; French: Union internationale des télécommunications, Spanish: Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones) is an international organization established to standardize and regulate international radio and telecommunications. ... The Inter-Parliamentary Union is an international organization established in 1889 by William Randal Cremer (United Kingdom) and Frédéric Passy (France). ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. ... During its existence, the League of Nations had three Secretaries General: Eric Drummond, 7th Earl of Perth, of the United Kingdom served from 1920 to 3 July 1933. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for collective security established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on 4 April 1949. ... Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer meeting George Bush on March 20, 2006 The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is the chair of the North Atlantic Council, the supreme decision-making organisation of the defence alliance. ... The Organization of American States (OAS; OEA in the other three official languages) is an international organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States of America. ... According to the Charter of the Organization of American States: The Secretary General shall direct the General Secretariat, be the legal representative thereof, and [...] be responsible to the General Assembly for the proper fulfillment of the obligations and functions of the General Secretariat. ... The flag of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) OIC redirects here. ... The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization of those developed countries that accept the principles of representative democracy and a free market economy. ... Logo The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is made up of Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela; since 1965 its international headquarters have been in Vienna, Austria. ... ... The Pacific Islands Forum is an inter-governmental consultative organization which aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean and represent their interests. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Membership 10 member states 6 associate member states 5 observer countries 7 associate partner countries Formation - Signed Treaty of Brussels - 17 March 1948 The Western European Union (WEU) is a partially dormant European defence and security organization, established on the basis of the Treaty of Brussels of 1948 with the... The World Customs Organization (WCO) is an intergovernmental organization that helps Members (currently Customs administrations from 169 countries) communicate and co-operate on customs issues. ...

International nongovernmental organizations

Organization Official title
Amnesty International (AI) Secretary General
Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) Secretary-General
Council of Diaspora Métis (CDM) Secretary-General
International Alert Secretary General

Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) comprising a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.[1] Founded in the UK in 1961, AI compares actual practices of human rights with internationally accepted standards and demands compliance where these... The Anglican Consultative Council is one of the four Instruments of Unity of the Anglican Communion. ... The Council of Diaspora Métis is the international representative of the Métis people of Canada and the northern United States located outside of North America, either temporarily or permanently. ... A London-based charity and international non-governmental organisation working to prevent and end violent conflict across the globe, International Alert marks its 20th Anniversary in 2006. ...

National bodies and other organizations

A recruitment poster for the Milice. ... Motto: Travail, famille, patrie (Work, family, country) unoccupied zone of Vichy France (until November 1942) Capital Vichy Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Republic President of the Council  - 1940 - 1944 Philippe Pétain Legislature National Assembly Historical era World War II  - Battle of France June 16, 1940  - Battle of... // Secret police (sometimes political police) are a police organization which operates in secrecy for the national purpose of maintaining national security against internal threats to the state. ... For other uses, see Hezbollah (disambiguation). ... The civil service (an stát-sheirbhís in Irish) of the Republic of Ireland consists of two broad components, the Civil Service of the Government and the Civil Service of the State. ... The Permanent Secretary, in most departments officially titled the Permanent Under-Secretary of State (although the full title is rarely used), is the most senior civil servant of a British Government ministry, charged with running the department on a day-to-day basis. ... It has been suggested that University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering be merged into this article or section. ...

Duties of a secretary-general

See also: general secretary The term General Secretary (alternatively First Secretary) denotes a leader of various unions, parties or associations. ...

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The official title of the de-facto leader of the Soviet Union was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The General Secretary may also be the head of a trade union, particularly in Britain or another association such as a federation of agriculture or farmer's union or a co-operative.
The General Secretary's office or department is often referred to as the Secretariat.
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According to the United Nations Charter, the Secretary-General is to be appointed by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council.
As a result of international politics and mechanicisms of political compromise, there are many similarities between the process and ideals for selecting the Secretary-General and those of selecting leading figures in other international organizations, including the election of Popes in the Roman Catholic Church.
However, it is generally considered to be Asia's turn to fill the post and Clinton has denied he has aspirations to hold the job.
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