Secretary General

:"See also General Secretary."A number of international organizations, communist parties, and other bodies use the title Secretary General or Secretary-General for their chief administrative officer.

International intergovernmental organizations

National bodies and other organizations

* The Milice (Vichy France's secret police) was run by a Secretary General.
* Hezbollah is run by a Secretary-General.
* In the Civil service of the Republic of Ireland, the highest civil servant in a government department is known as a Secretary-General. See also Permanent Secretary.
* In the Netherlands, the highest ranking civil servant of each ministry is also known as a Secretary General ("Secretaris Generaal")
* In the Basque Country Gazte Abertzaleak, the youth branch of Eusko Alkartasuna, is lead by a Secretary - General.
* University of Santo Tomas, the General Secretary of the University is known as the Secretary General.

*Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity, also known as the "Triskelion Grand Fraternity" of the Philippines, their highest ranking position is called a Secretary-General, sometimes General Secretary or GenSec for short.


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