United Nations Secretariat

  • United Nations Secretariat is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
  • The Secretariat is the United Nations’ executive arm.
  • It undertakes the day-to-day work of the UN, administering the programmes and policies of the organization.
  • It also plays a major role in the implementation of the decision of the UN’s deliberative and decision-making bodies such as the General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, and Security Council.
  • Secretary-General, who is appointed by the General Assembly, is the head of the secretariat.
    • Secretary-General is assisted by a staff of international civil servants worldwide.

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United Nations

The United Nations is the world’s largest international organization founded in 1945 after World War II.

Its charter was signed in San Francisco on June 26, 1945, and came into existence on October 24, 1945, after 51 countries has signed the charter.

Its predecessor, the League of Nations, created by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 was disbanded in 1946.