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Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations


The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General and provides the services that keep the UN and its five main bodies running on a day-to-day basis (those organs being the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, and the International Court of Justice). The Secretariat operates at UN headquarters in New York, as well as at offices in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna among others.

The Secretariat's duties include administering peacekeeping operations, organizing international conferences, studying world economic and social trends, preparing studies on such subjects as human rights, disarmament and development, providing simultaneous interpretation and translation services, and providing information on the United Nations to media the world over.


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