How powerful is the Secretary General of the United Nations ?

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    He has considerable power inside the UN.  He's the chief administrator.  He makes decisions about running the body from day to day.  He presides over meetings, and his office publishes the yearly report.  He speaks for the UN with a single voice.

    But outside the UN he has no power at all, because the UN has no power at all.  The UN was never supposed to be a one-world government.  All of its members are individually sovereign, so even the UN can't tell them what to do.  If you create a dictatorship and invade all your neighbors, the UN will write you a letter of disapproval!

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