International Organizations and Their Headquarters

International organizations have been formed with the aim of helping to set the international agenda, strengthen political relationships, providing a place for developmental initiatives, etc.

This article will give relevant information about the various International Organizations and their Headquarters, and it will be useful for all competitive examinations including the IAS Exam.

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List of International Organizations and their Headquarters

International organizations Headquarters
United Nations Organisation New York, USA
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) New York, USA
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) New York, USA
UN Women New York, USA
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) New York, USA
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Washington DC, United States
World Bank Group (WBG) Washington DC, United States
World Health Organisation (WHO) Geneva, Switzerland
International Labour Organisation Geneva, Switzerland
International Committee of the Red Cross Geneva, Switzerland
World Trade Organisation Geneva, Switzerland
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Geneva, Switzerland
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva, Switzerland
International Organization for Standardization Geneva, Switzerland
UNAIDS Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Paris, France
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Paris, France
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Vienna, Austria
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Vienna, Austria
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Vienna, Austria
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) London, United Kingdom
Commonwealth of Nations London, United Kingdom
Amnesty International London, United Kingdom
Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Rome, Italy
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Brussels, Belgium
Universal Postal Union Berne, Switzerland
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Jakarta, Indonesia
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Queenstown, Singapore
Transparency International Berlin, Germany
International Renewable Energy Agency Abu Dhabi (UAE)
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Kathmandu, Nepal
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation Ebene, Mauritius
Worldwide Fund for Nature Gland, Switzerland
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry North Carolina

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

The Hague, The Netherlands
International Olympic Committee Lausanne, Switzerland
World Economic Forum Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Gland, Switzerland
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Paris, France
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Nairobi, Kenya
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Vienna, Austria
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) Turin, Italy
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Geneva, Switzerland
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Montreal, Canada
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) New York, USA
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rome, Italy
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Madrid, Spain
United Nations University (UNU) Tokyo, Japan
International Court of Justice (ICJ) The Hague, Netherlands
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Geneva, Switzerland
UN-Habitat Nairobi, Kenya
World Food Programme (WFP) Rome, Italy
UN-OHRLLS New York, USA
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Geneva, Switzerland

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List of International Organization and their Headquarter is an important static GK topic and holds much relevance in the UPSC exam. For more static GK topics check the article linked here.

Tricks to remember the Headquarters and Organizations name:

  1. Any listed Organization Starting with World and ending in Organization has its headquarters in Geneva.
    1. World Health Organisation
    2. World Meteorological Organization
    3. World Intellectual Property Organization
  2. Organizations related to Money having their headquarters in Washington DC:
    1. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    2. World Bank
  3. Organizations related to Industrial development, Petroleum, atomic research having their headquarters in Vienna.
    1. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    2. International Atomic Energy Agency
    3. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  4. Organizations related to Education and economy having their headquarters in Paris.
    1. International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
    2. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
    3. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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