List of International Organizations and their Headquarters

An international organization is created to tackle issues from all over the world. The disputes between countries and issues that are affecting worldwide can be settled in these international organizations. A large number of countries are members of these types of organizations. These help in setting the international agenda. Thus, we are providing a list of International Organizations and their Headquarters so that you can memorize them which will help you in cracking the competitive examinations.

This is the list of International Organizations and their Headquarters

Name of the OrganizationHeadquarterFormation Year
United Nations (UN)New York City1945
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)New York City1969
United Nations Children’s’ Fund (UNICEF)New York City1946
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)Geneva1964
International Labor Organization (ILO)Geneva1919
World Health Organization (WHO)Geneva1948
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)Geneva1863
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)Montreal, Quebec1947
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)Geneva1950
World Trade Organization (WTO)Geneva1995
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)Geneva1967
International Maritime Organization (IMO)London1959
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)Geneva1947
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)Paris1945
UN Women (UW)New York2010
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)Geneva1950
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)Paris1961
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)Geneva1996
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)Vienna1966
United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC)New York City1946
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Vienna1957
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)New York City1966
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)Vienna1960
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)Nairobi1972
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)Nairobi1978
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)Geneva2000
Amnesty International (AI)London1961
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)Vienna1997
Universal Postal Union (UPU)Bern1874
Commonwealth of Nations (CWN)London1926
World Food Programme (WFP)Rome1961
International Court of Justice (ICJ)The Hague1945
Universal Postal Union (UPU)Berne1874
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)Madrid1957
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)Rome1945
North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Rescue Committee (IRC)New York City1933
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)Geneva1947
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Vienna1957
European Union (EU)Brussels1958
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)Geneva1993
African Union (AU)Addis Ababa2001
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)Brussels1975
Andean Community (CAN)Lima1969
League of Arab States (Arab League)Cairo1945
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)Singapore1989
Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)Rabat1956
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)Jakarta1967
Central American Parliament (PARLACEN)Guatemala City1980
Commonwealth of Nations (British Commonwealth)London1926
Common Market of East and Southern Africa (COMESA)Lusaka1994
Council of Europe (CoE)Strasbourg1949
Commonwealth of Independent States (Russian Commonwealth) (CIS)Moscow1991
East African Community (EAC)Arusha1967
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)Geneva1960
Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)Port Louis, Mauritius1982
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)Abuja, Nigeria1975
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)Riyadh1981
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)Paris1948
Organization of American States (OAS)Washington D.C.1948
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)Vienna1973
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)Jeddah1969
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)Kathmandu1985
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)Nouméa1947
Union of South American Nations (USAN)Quito2004
Southern African Development Community (SADC)Gaborone1992
Antarctic Treaty System (ATS)Washington D.C.1959
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)Geneva1863
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)Djibouti City1986
International Criminal Court (ICC)The Hague1998
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)Geneva1919
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)Lyon1923
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)Vienna1993
International Organization for Migration (IOM)Geneva1951
World Toilet Organization (WTO)Singapore2001
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)The Hague1997
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)Vienna1960

Financial Organizations

Name of the OrganizationHeadquarterFormation Year
African Development Bank (AfDB)Abidjan, Ivory Coast(statutory) and Tunis, Tunisia (temporary)1963
World Bank (WB)Washington D.C.1944
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)London1991
Asian Development Bank (ADB)Metro Manila1966
International Monetary Fund (IMF)Washington, D.C.1945
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)Washington, D.C.1959
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)Rome1977
Islamic Development Bank (IDB)Jeddah1973
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)Thessaloniki1997
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)Basel1930
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)Bridgetown1969
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)Thessaloniki1997
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)Helsinki1970
European Central Bank (ECB)Frankfurt1998

Military Organizations

Name of the OrganizationHeadquarterFormation Year
Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)Brussels2009
Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)Moscow1992
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)Beijing1996
Peace and Security Council (PSC)Addis Ababag

Sports Federations

Name of the OrganizationHeadquarterFormation Year
International Federation of Association Football(Fédération Internationale de Football Association) (FIFA)Zürich1904
World Chess Federation(Fédération Internationale des Échecs ) (FIFA)Athens1924
Oceania Football Confederation (OFC)Auckland1916
South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL)Luque1966
Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)Nyon1966
International Olympic Committee (IOC)Lausanne1894
International Cricket Council (ICC)Dubai1909
World Rugby(International Rugby Football Board) (IRFB)Dublin1886
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)London1930
International Paralympic Committee (IPC)Bonn1989
International Hockey Federation (IHF)Lausanne1924
Badminton World Federation (BWF)Kuala Lumpur1934
International Tennis Federation (ITF)London1913

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