International Organizations Name, Headquarters And Head – Exam Study Material

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International Organizations Name, Headquarters And Head – Exam Study Material

  • List of important International Organizations with their headquarters, foundation years, heads.

1. World Trade Organization (WTO) 

  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Roberto Azevedo
  • Founded on – 1 January 1995

2. World Health Organization (WHO) 

  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Dr. Margaret Chan
  • Founded on – 7 April 1948

3. World Economic Forum (WEF) 

  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Klaus Schwab
  • Founded on – 1971

4. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO Also called OMPI) –

  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Francis Gurry
  • Founded on – July 14, 1967

5. International Labour Organisation (ILO/OIT) 

  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Guy Ryder
  • Founded on – 1919

6. United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) 

  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Mukhisa Kituyi
  • Founded on – 1964

7. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) 

  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Petteri Taalas
  • Founded on – 1950

8International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC

  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Peter Maurer
  • Founded on – 1863

9. International Monetary Fund (IMF) 

  • Headquarters – Washington DC, US
  • Head – Christine Lagarde
  • Founded on – 27 December 1945

10. The World Bank 

  • Headquarters – Washington DC, US
  • Founded on – July 1944

11. United Nations Organization (UN) 

  •  Headquarters – New York, US
  • Head – António Guterres
  • Founded on – 1945

12. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 

  •  Headquarters – New York, US
  • Head – Anthony Lake
  • Founded on – December 1946

13. United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) 

  •  Headquarters – New York, US
  • Head – Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
  • Founded on – 1969

14. Asian Development Bank

  •  Headquarters – Manila, Philippines
  • Founded on – 22 August 1966

15. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

  •  Headquarters – Beijing, China
  • Head – Jin Liqun
  • Founded on – 4 October 2014

16. New Development Bank (BRICS Development Bank) 

  •  Headquarters – Shanghai, China
  • Head – K. V. Kamath
  • Founded on – July 2015

17. United Nations Education Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 

  •  Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Head – Irina Bokova
  • Founded on – 16 November 1945

18. Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) 

  •  Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Head – Jose Angel Gurria
  • Founded on – 30 September 1961 

19. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 

  •  Headquarters – Brussels, Belgium
  • Head – Jens Stoltenberg
  • Founded on – 4 April 1949

20. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 

  •  Headquarters – Singapore
  • Head – Dr. Alan Bollard
  • Founded on – 1989

21. Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) 

  •  Headquarters – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Founded on – 8 August 1967 

22. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 

  • Headquarters – Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Founded on – 8 December 1985

23. International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 

  •  Headquarters – London, UK
  • Head – Kitack Lim
  • Founded on – 1959

24. Amnesty International 

  •  Headquarters – London, UK
  • Head – Salil Shetty
  • Founded on – July 1961

25. Commonwealth of Nations 

  •  Headquarters – London, UK
  • Head – Queen Elizabeth II
  • Founded on – 28 April 1949 

26. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 

  •  Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
  • Head – Yukiya Amano
  • Founded on – July 29, 1957

27. United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) 

  •  Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
  • Head – Li Yong
  • Founded on – 1966

28. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

  •  Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
  • Head – Mohammed Barkindo
  • Founded on – 1961-62

29. International Olympic Committee (IOC) 

  •  Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland 
  • Head – Thomas Bach
  • Founded on – 23 June 1894

30. International Cricket Council (ICC) 

  •  Headquarters – Dubai, UAE
  • Head – David Richardson (CEO)
  • Founded on – 15 June 1909

31. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 

  •  Headquarters – Zurich, Switzerland
  • Head – Gianni Infantino
  • Founded on – 21 May 1904

32. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) 

  •  Headquarters – Avenue du Mont-Blanc, Gland, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Founded on – 29 April 1961

33. Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) 

  • Headquarters – Rome, Italy
  • Head – Jose Graziano da Silva
  • Founded on -16 October 1945

34. International Court of Justice (ICJ) 

  • Headquarters – The Hague, The Netherland
  • Head – Ronny Abraham
  • Founded on -1945
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