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sec·re·tar·y-gen·er·al

(sĕk′rĭ-tĕr′ē-jĕn′ər-əl)
n. pl. sec·re·tar·ies-gen·er·al (sĕk′rĭ-tĕr′ēz-)
A principal executive officer, as in certain political parties or governmental bodies such as the United Nations.
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secretary-general

n, pl secretaries-general
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a chief administrative official, as of the United Nations
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sec′retary-gen′eral



n., pl. secretaries-general.
the chief administrative officer of a secretariat.
[1695–1705]
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secretary-general

[ˈsekrətrɪˈdʒenərəl] N (secretaries-general (pl)) → secretario-general/secretaria-general m/f
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secretary-general

[ˌsɛkrətrɪˈdʒɛnrl] nsegretario generale
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Secretary General of Kuwait National Assembly Allam Al-Kandari GENEVA, Oct 15 (KUNA) -- Secretary General of Kuwait National Assembly Allam Al-Kandari reviewed the experience of community communication with the Kuwaiti house, during the meeting of the Secretaries-General of Parliaments in Geneva.
Ambassador Tariq Bakheet, Ambassador Askar Mussinov, Ambassador Ahmad Ssengendo and Ambassador Musa Kulaklikaya have been appointed as assistant secretaries-general at various positions.
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Muscat : On the occasion of the 17th meeting of the secretaries-general of the Al Shura, National, Representatives, and Ummah Councils of the GCC countries, recently hosted by the Sultanate, all the secretary-generals of the represented councils as well as the GCC secretary-general and the secretary-general of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union sent a cable of thanks and appreciation to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
ON the sidelines of the 16th meeting of the GCC countries' secretaries-general of Shura, National, Representatives, and Umma Councils, which opened yesterday, parliament chairman Khalifa Al Dhahrani said that the role of secretaries-general is vital and achieved great success.
Mr Zuwayed said that since the last meeting held in Bahrain, in May 2006, GCC countries have witnessed several achievements that contributed to a quantum leap in the performance of the secretaries-general.
Studies of these organizations, however, have largely overlooked the institutional interplay between their Secretaries-General. After brief reviews of the relationship between the UN and NATO and the leadership role that a Secretary-General can provide, this article examines the political relationship between Kofi Annan and Javier Solana across three stages of NATO's 1999 Operation Allied Force in Kosovo.
We open the study with a brief review of the evolving relationship between the UN and NATO and then detail the limited existing coverage of the roles played by the Secretaries-General in UN-NATO studies.
Recognizing the notable absence of scholarly literature on NATO's secretaries-general during this period, Ryan Hendrickson investigates their evolving impact on the alliance, particularly regarding the use of force.
Schechter, the author examines the first four of five post-Cold War secretaries-general and the roles they played in moving the alliance toward military action.