What Does Secretariat Mean?


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Secretariat is the official office or position of Secretary-General. It refers to the department, including staff, buildings, etc which are controlled by the Secretary-General. Thus it is an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations.
The secretary carries out his businesses, keeps records and handles the administration from the secretariat. Many nations like US, UK and other countries have secretariats. Likewise international organizations like UN, WTO etc also have secretariats. The UN secretariat has 13,500 staff from all across the globe. The members of the Secretariat work as global civil servants in administering policies and programs of the UN organs. The secretariat makes arrangements for conferences, compiles and arranges reports, and manages with other related international bodies.

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