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Meaning of "secretary-general" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SECRETARY-GENERAL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SECRETARY-GENERAL

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Secretary-General is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SECRETARY-GENERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Secretary-General

Secretary-General is a title many different organizations give to their leader. The United Nations Secretary-General is described as the chief administrative officer and the de facto head of the United Nations. The Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations hires, terminates, and controls all United Nations staff and relief efforts around the World. The Commonwealth of Nations also calls their de facto leader secretary-general. The secretary-general advises member nations and heads conferences with the Head of the Commonwealth, currently Queen Elizabeth II. The Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is the chief administrative officer of NATO and supreme commander of NATO forces when mobilized.

Definition of secretary-general in the English dictionary

The definition of secretary-general in the dictionary is a chief administrative official, as of the United Nations.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SECRETARY-GENERAL

secreta
secretage
secretagogic
secretagogue
secretaire
secretarial
secretarial agency
secretarial college
secretariat
secretariate
secretaries
secretaries-general
secretary
secretary bird
secretary of state
Secretary of State for Education and Employment
Secretary of State for Scotland
secretary to the board
secretaryship
secrete

WORDS THAT END LIKE SECRETARY-GENERAL

agent-general
attorney general
Auditor General
brigadier general
consulate general
director general
director-general
federal
four-star general
funeral
general
governor general
Governor-General
in general
inspector general
judge advocate general
lieutenant general
major general
mineral
surgeon general
vicar general

Synonyms and antonyms of secretary-general in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «secretary-general» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SECRETARY-GENERAL

Find out the translation of secretary-general to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of secretary-general from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «secretary-general» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

秘书长
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

secretario general
570 millions of speakers

English

secretary-general
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महासचिव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأمين العام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

генеральный секретарь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

secretaria geral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহাসচিব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

secrétaire général
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Setiausaha Agung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Generalsekretär
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

事務局長
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사무총장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sekretaris umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Tổng thư ký
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொது செயலாளர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सचिव-जनरल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Genel Sekreter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

segretario generale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sekretarz Generalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

генеральний секретар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

secretar general
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Γενικός Γραμματέας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sekretaris-generaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

generalsekreterare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

generalsekretær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of secretary-general

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETARY-GENERAL»

The term «secretary-general» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.148 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETARY-GENERAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about secretary-general

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SECRETARY-GENERAL»

Discover the use of secretary-general in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to secretary-general and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authority: Ethics and ...
In The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authority, contributors provide case studies of all seven former secretaries-general, establishing a much-needed comparative survey of each office-holder's personal religious and moral values.
Kent J. Kille, 2007
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Secretary or General?: The UN Secretary-General in World ...
This book brings together the insights of senior UN staff, diplomats and scholars to examine the normative and political factors that shape this unique office with particular emphasis on how it has evolved in response to changing ...
Simon Chesterman, 2007
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The Challenging Role of the UN Secretary-General: Making ...
This is the first study of the office of the UN Secretary-General in the post-Cold War period.
Benjamin Rivlin, Leon Gordenker, 1993
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Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General: ...
2 vols. not sold separately. Contains: Vol. 1: Part I, Chapters I to XI; Vol. 2: Part I, Chapters XII to XXIX, and Part II
United Nations Secretary-General, United Nations, 2004
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Prevention of Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary-General
Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has pledged to move the United Nations from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention.
Kofi Atta Annan, 2002
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The UN Secretary-General and Secretariat
Written by a recognized authority on the subject, this book continues to be the ideal interpretative introduction for students of the UN, international organizations and global governance.
Leon Gordenker, 2013
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The UN Secretary-General From the Cold War To the New Era: A ...
Examines the evolving peace and security role of the United Nations Secretary-General in the context of the changing international climate.
Edward Newman, 1998
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The question of intervention: statements by the ...
In many of today's conflicts, civilians have become the main targets of violence. The question of intervention has become a debatable subject because of the respect for sovereignty of states as dictated by the UN Charter.
United Nations. Secretary-General, Kofi Atta Annan, United Nations. Dept. of Public Information, 1999
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Diplomacy and War at NATO: The Secretary General and ...
narrowing the analysis to use-of-force questions involving each secretary general . In doing so, the prospects for more fruitful comparisons grow across these case studies and, arguably, produce better comparative insights on NATO's political ...
Ryan C. Hendrickson, 2006
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Multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General: ...
This publication provides information on the status of major multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations (as of December 1, 2001) and covers a range of subject matters such as human rights, ...
United Nations, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SECRETARY-GENERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term secretary-general is used in the context of the following news items.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is officially a New Yorker
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been a bona-fide international citizen for years, but on Tuesday he obtained his official Gotham credentials at a United ... «New York Post, Jun 15»
2
UN secretary-general, White House and Kremlin condemn terror …
White House spokesman Eric Shultz (left) said President Obama has been briefed about the attacks. Col. Steve Warren (right) said the Pentagon will work with ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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NATO secretary-general: Risk of return to heavy fighting in eastern …
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, second right, speaks with Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, second left, during a meeting of the ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
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UN Secretary General: Palestinian militants put UN schools at risk …
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon charged that Palestinian militants had stored weapons in three UN facilities during last summer's Gaza war and that such ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Apr 15»
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Kevin Rudd quietly campaigning for UN secretary-general, says …
Kevin Rudd is campaigning for the post of United Nations secretary-general, according to friends, analysts and former Labor party colleagues of the former prime ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 15»
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The Secretary General in His Labyrinth
The 70-year-old secretary-general was proud of the window, part of the 38-story glass curtain that covers the face of the U.N. building. Its blue-green glass looks ... «The New Republic, Mar 15»
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Preventing violent extremism, promoting human rights go hand-in …
19 February 2015 – In Washington D.C. for a summit hosted by the United States on countering violent extremism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki ... «UN News Centre, Feb 15»
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UN Secretary-General: French Terror Not 'Religious War'–Just …
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters on Friday in New York that the terror attacks in Paris, in which radical Muslims targeted a Jewish supermarket ... «Breitbart News, Jan 15»
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UN secretary-general says no plans to reduce sustainable …
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon reaffirms in his report the proposed number of sustainable development goals and targets. Photograph: Yasser Qudih/AP ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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Is the Race for U.N. Secretary-General Rigged?
Colum Lynch is Foreign Policy's award-winning U.N.-based senior diplomatic reporter. Lynch previously wrote Foreign Policy's Turtle Bay blog, for which he was ... «Foreign Policy, Nov 14»

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