508. Secretariat.

The United Nations Secretariat consists of a Secretary-General and such staff as the organisation may require1. The Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council2. He is the chief administrative officer of the United Nations3 and acts in this capacity at all meetings of the other principal organs4. He may bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security