Title

The Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Publication Year

1962

Keywords

politics, foreign relations, United Nations, diplomacy, international secretariat

Disciplines

Diplomatic History | International Relations | Political Science | United States History

Abstract

The concept of an international secretariat is not new to the twentieth century. Interestingly enough, it preceded the establishment of formal and permanent international organization. In the past, an international secretariat comprised a group of officials who performed international functions of a continuing or temporary nature. These groups were relatively small and usually provided from the diplomatic staff of the states hosting international conferences. The essential duties of such groups were mainly making the necessary physical arrangements for meetings, preparing conference documents, and keeping records.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Political Science

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