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List of Important International Organizations and their Headquarter 2017

Hello friends! We all have seen a lot of questions was based on International Organizations and their Headquarter in recent conducted RBI Assistant and IDBI Assistant Manager exams. Questions based on International Organizations and their Headquarter are always being asked in Bank, SSC and other government exams. So here we are providing you a list of International Organizations and their Headquarter with their founding day and their current head. (Post Updated on 03 April, 2017) Important International Organizations and their Headquarter

List Important International Organizations and their Headquarter –

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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If we missed any important organization’s name in our list please mention it in the comment we will update the list by adding it.

Thank you.

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  • Anila Ambica

    Hi… Pls check with UNO sec gen- ,antonio guterres who is serving as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations.

  • Anila Ambica

    FIFA the current president is Swiss-Italian Gianni Infantino, elected on 26 February 2016

  • Anila Ambica

    The International Cricket Council Dave Richardson, pl upadate and give post…

  • Anila Ambica

    i dont wat to take a risk to check but still pl checkout once

    • Hey Anila, thanks for the update. Actually the post was written 1 years ago with correct info at that time. Now few data may have changed I will update it once I get time.

  • Akhil Gupta

    International Fund for Agricultural Development

  • Akhil Gupta

    International Civil Aviation Organization

  • Akhil Gupta

    World Tourism Organization