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Secretariat

department that fulfils the central administrative duties of an organisation

A secretariat is the body that keeps a large organization organized. The Secretariat is the office of the secretary.[1] Organizations that have secretariats include the US Navy and Interpol. The European Union's Council of Ministers has a secretariat that employs about 2,300 people.[2] They provide a range of services including secretarial work, translation, and legal advice.

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  1. "Secretariat". Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary. 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  2. "Council Secretariat". Encyclopedia of the European Union. 2000. Retrieved 15 June 2011.