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Office of Secretary General
The Secretary General of ICAO is head of the Secretariat and chief executive officer of the Organization responsible for the general direction of the work of the Secretariat.
The Secretariat consists of five main divisions: the Air Navigation Bureau, the Air Transport Bureau, the Technical Co-operation Bureau, the Legal Affairs and External Relations Bureau, and the Bureau of Administration and Services. The Secretary General is directly responsible for the management and effective work performance of the activities assigned to the Office of the Secretary General relating to Finance, Evaluation and Audit, and Regional Coordination and Communications, including the operation of the seven Regional Offices. The Secretary General provides leadership to a specialized international staff working in the field of international civil aviation and appoints staff necessary for the functioning of the Organization and its governing and working bodies. In order that the work of the Secretariat shall reflect a truly international approach, professional personnel are recruited on a broad geographical basis.
The Secretary General serves as the Secretary of the Council of ICAO and is responsible to the Council as a whole and, following established policies of the Council, carries out the duties assigned to him by the Council, and makes periodic reports to the Council covering the progress of the Secretariat activities. The Secretary General of the Organization is appointed by the Council of ICAO for a three-year term.