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Important Headquarters of International Organisations

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International Organizations and their Headquarters

International Organisations and their Headquaters this section of general knowledge is very important for competitive exams like RRB, Railways, SSC, IAS,RBI, IBPS/SBI IBPS, Clerical, LIC etc.

Here is the list of some important International Organizations, Their Headquaters and Heads

List of International Organizations, Headquarters, and their Heads

S.No.Organizations HeadQuartersFoundedHead
1International Monetary Fund (IMF)Washington DC1944Kristalina Georgieva
2World BankWashington DCJuly 1944David Malpass
3Multilateral Investment GuaranteeAgency (MIGA)Washington DC 1988Hiroshi Matano
4International Finance Corporation (IFC)Washington DC20 July 1956Makhtar Diop
5International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)Washington DC1966Meg Kinnear
6International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)Washington DC1944David Malpass
7International Development Association (IDA)Washington DC24 September 1960Jim Yong Kim
8United Nations Office on Drug & Crime (UNODC)Vienna (Austria)1997Ghada Fathi Waly
9United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)Vienna (Austria)17 November 1966Li Yong
10International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Vienna (Austria)29 July 1957Rafael Mariano Grossi
11United Nations office for outer space affairs (UNOOSA)Vienna (Austria)13 December 1958Simonetta Di Pippo
12Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)Vienna (Austria)September 1960Mohammed Sanuci Barkindo
13Comprenensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO)Vienna (Austria)19 November 1996Dr Robert Floyd 
14Food & Agriculture Organisation of United Nations (FAO)Rome (Italy)16 October 1945 Qu Dongyu
15International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAO)Rome (Italy)December 1977Gilbert Houngbo, Kanayo F. Nwanze
16World Food Programme (WFP)Rome (Italy)1961David Beasley
17European Union (EU)Brussels (Belgium)1 November 1993—–
18North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)Brussels
(Belgium)
4 April 1949Jens Stoltenberg
19World Customs Organisation (WCO)Brussels
(Belgium)
26 January 1952Kunio Mi Kuriya
20International Customs Tariffs Bureau (BUD)Brussels
(Belgium)
—–Robert McFarlane
21United Nations Organisation (UNO)New York (USA)24 October 1945Antonio Guterres
22United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA)New York (USA)1969Natalia Kanem
23UN Women (United Nation Women)New York (USA)July 2010Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka
24United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)New York (USA)11 December 1946Henrietta H. Fore
25United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)New York (USA)22 November 1965Achim Steiner
26International Organisation for Standardization (ISO)Geneva
(Switzerland)
23 February 1947Eddy Njoroge
27International Committee on Red CrossGeneva
(Switzerland)
17 February 1863Peter Maurer
28International Tele Communication Union (ITU)Geneva
(Switzerland)
17 May 1865Houlin Zhao
29World Trade Organisation (WTO)Geneva
(Switzerland)
1 January 1995Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
30United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC)Geneva
(Switzerland)
15 March 2006Choi Kyong-lim
31World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)Geneva
(Switzerland)
14 July 1967Daren Tang
32United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD)Geneva
(Switzerland)
30 December 1964Rebeca Grynspan
33World Economic Forum (WEF)Geneva
(Switzerland)
24 January 1971Justin Adams
34International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development (ICTSD)Geneva
(Switzerland)
September 1996Mr Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz
35World Nature Organisation (WNO)Geneva
(Switzerland)
May 2014—–
36World Health Organisation (WHO)Geneva
(Switzerland)
7 April 1948Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
37World Metcorlogical Organisation (WMO)Geneva
(Switzerland)
23 March 1950David Grimes
38International Labour Organisation (ILO)Geneva
(Switzerland)
1919Guy Ryder
39Amnesty InternationalLondonJuly 1961Dr. Agnès Callamard (Secretary General)
40Common Wealth of NationsLondon28 April 1949Head Queen Elizabeth-II &
Secretary General Kalamlesh
Sharma
41Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORA) Ebene, Mauritius1995Dr Gatot Hari Gunawan
42International Hockey Federation (FIH)Lausanne
(Switzerland)
7 January 1924Thierry Weil (CEO)
43Common Wealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM)LandonPaul Kagame, President of Rwanda (Chairperson)
44World Energy Council (WEC)London11 July 1924Christoph Frei
45International Maritime Organisation (IMO)London17 March 1948Kitack Lim
46European for Reconstructions Development (EBRD)London1991Christoph Denk (M.D.)
47International Council on Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS)Paris (France)1965Teresa Patricio (President); Mario Santana (Secretary General)
48United Nations Educational
Scientific & Cultural Paris (France)
Organisation (UNESCO)
Paris (France)1945Irina, Bokova, Audrey Azoulay
49International Energy Agency (IEA)Paris (France)November 1974Dr .Fatih Birol
50Organisation for Economic
Cooperation & Development
(OECD)
Paris (France)30 September 1961Mathias Cormann
51Organisation for Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
The Hague
(Netherland)
29 April 1997Fernando Arias
52International Court of Justice (ICJ)The Hague
(Netherland)
26 June 1945Joan Donoghue
53International Criminal Court (ICC)The Hague
(Netherland)
1 July 2002Judge Piotr Hofmański
54South Asian Association for
Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
Kathmandu (Nepal)8 December 1985Esala Weerakoon
55Universal Postal Union (UPU)Bern, Switzerland 9 October 1874Bishar Abdirahman Hussein
56Transparency InternationalBerlin, Germany4 May 1993Daniel Eriksson (M.D.)
57International Renewable Energy
Agency (IRENA)
Abu Dhabi (UAE)26 January 2009Francesco La Camera
58Association of South East Asian
Nations (ASEAN)
Jakarta8 August 1967Lim Jock Hoi
59Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
(APEC)
SingaporeNovember 1989Rebecca Sta Maria
60Organisation of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC)
Jeddah (Saudi
Arabia)
25 September 1969Yousef Al-Othaimeen
61Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)Gland
(Switzerland)
29 April 1961Marco Lambertini 
62International Union for
Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Gland
(Switzerland)
5 October 1948Bruno Oberle 
63International Union of Pure &
Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Zurich
(Switzerland)
1919Christopher M.A. Brett 
64Federation Internationale De Football Association (FIFA)Zurich
(Switzerland)
21 May 1904Giaani Infantino
65International Hydrographic
Organisation (IHO)
Monaco21 June 1921Dr. Mathias Jonas
66International Association of
Athletics Federations (IAAF)
Monaco17 July 1912Sebastian Coe
67International Cricket Council (ICC)Dubai (UAE)15 June 1909Greg Barclay
68Federation Internationale De
Echecs (FIDE) or World Chess
Federation
Lausanne, SwitzerlandJuly 20, 1920Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
69Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Los Angles (USA)18 September 1998Goran Marby
70International Shooting Sports
Federation (ISSF)
Munich
(Germany)
1907Vladimir Lisin
71International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO)
Montreal
(Canada)
 4 April 1947Juan Carlos Salazar
72Asian Development Bank (ADB)Manila
(Philippines)
19 December 1966Masatsugu Asakawa
73African Development Bank (AFDB)Abidjan Ivory
Coast
10 September 1964Akinwumi Adesina
74Asian Infrastructure Investment
Bank (AIIB)
Beijing (China)16 January 2016Jin Liqun 
75Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
(SCO)
Baijing (China)15 June 2001Vladimir Norov (Uzbekistan) and Jumakhon Giyosov (Tajikistan)
76New Development Bank (NDB)Shanghai
(China)
15 July 2014Marcos Prado Troyjo
77United Nations World Tourism
Organisation (UNWTO)
Madrid (Spain)1 November 1975Zurab Pololikashvili
78United Nations University (UNU)Tokyo (Japan)1973David M. Malone
79Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi
Sectoral Dhaka Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
Bangladesh6 June 1997Tenzin Lekphell (Bhutan)

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