International Organisations and their Headquarters

International Organisations and their Headquarters

International organizations are like big groups where countries work together on important global issues. They help solve problems and promote peace and development around the world. These groups have offices called headquarters in different places. In this article, we’ll talk about some of these organizations and where their headquarters are located. It’s like finding out where they have their main offices for doing important work together.

List of International Organisations and their Headquarters

International OrganizationsHeadquarter
United Nations Organization (UNO)New York, USA
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)Nairobi, Kenya
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)New York, USA
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)New York, USA
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO)Paris, France
World Health Organization (WHO)Geneva, Switzerland
International Monetary Fund (IMF)Washington D.C., USA
Commonwealth of NationsLondon, United Kingdom
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)Vienna, Austria
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)Gland, Switzerland
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)Geneva, Switzerland
International Olympic Committee (IOC)Lausanne, Switzerland
League of Arab StatesCario, Egypt
Amnesty InternationalLondon, United Kingdom
Asian Development BankManila, Philippines
Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)Jakarta, Indonesia
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)Brussels, Belgium
African Union (AU)Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
South Asian Association for Regional Corporation (SAARC)Kathmandu, Nepal
International Police (INTERPOL)Lyons, France
World Trade Organization (WTO)Geneva, Switzerland
Women Aid InternationalLondon, United Kingdom
World BankWashington D.C., USA
Universal Postal UnionBern, Switzerland
BENELUX Economic UnionBrussels, Belgium
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)New York, USA
UN WomenNew York, USA
International Labour Organization (ILO)Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Security Council (UNSC)New York, USA
International Committee of the Red CrossGeneva, Switzerland
International Organization for StandardizationGeneva, Switzerland
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)Paris, France
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)Geneva, Switzerland
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)Geneva, Switzerland
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Vienna, Austria
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)Rome, Italy
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)Geneva, Switzerland
Transparency InternationalBerlin, Germany
Organization of Islamic CooperationJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)Gland, Switzerland
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)Vienna, Austria
International Maritime Organisation (IMO)London, United Kingdom
International Renewable Energy AgencyAbu Dhabi, UAE
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsThe Hague, Netherlands
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)Paris, France
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)Queenstown, Singapore
International Union of Pure and Applied ChemistryNorth Carolina
World Economic ForumCologny-Geneva, Switzerland
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional CooperationEbene, Mauritius
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)Turin, Italy
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)Geneva, Switzerland
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)Montreal, Canada
United Nations University (UNU)Tokyo, Japan
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)Gland, Switzerland
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)Vienna, Austria
United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat)Nairobi, Kenya
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)Rome, Italy
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)Madrid, Spain
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)Geneva, Switzerland
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)Amman, Jordan
International Court of Justice (ICJ)The Hague, Netherlands
World Food Programme (WFP)Rome, Italy
International Organization for Migration (IOM)Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC)Turin, Italy
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)Copenhagen, Denmark
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)Bonn, Germany
Arctic CouncilTromso, Norway
African Development Bank GroupAbidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
International Trade Centre (ITC)Geneva, Switzerland
Andean CommunityLima, Peru
Association of Caribbean States (ACS)Port of Spain, Trinidad, Tobago
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)Basel, Switzerland
International Solar Alliance (ISA)Gurugram, India
Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)Istanbul, Turkey
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)Georgetown, Guyana
Council of EuropeStrasbourg, France
Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)Geneva, Switzerland
Central American Bank for Economic IntegrationTegucigalpa, Honduras
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)Lusaka, Zambia
Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)Stockholm, Switzerland
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)London, United Kingdom
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)Geneva, Switzerland
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
European Central Bank (ECB)Frankfurt, Germany
European Space Agency (ESA)Paris, France
Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA)Amsterdam, Netherlands
European Union (EU)Brussels, Belgium
Group of Eight (G8)New York, USA
G-15 SummitGeneva, Switzerland
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)Djibouti, Djibouti
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)Paris, France
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)Washington, DC, USA
International Development Association (IDA)Washington, DC, USA
International Finance Corporation (IFC)Washington, DC, USA
International Peace Bureau (IPB)Geneva, Switzerland
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)Geneva, Switzerland
International Seabed Authority (ISA)Kingston, Jamaica
International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)Geneva, Switzerland
Inter-Parliamentary UnionGeneva, Switzerland
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)Washington, DC, USA
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)Central Jakarta, Indonesia
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)Vienna, Austria
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)Kuwait, Middle East
World Organization Against Torture (OMCT)Geneva, Switzerland
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)Noumea, New Caledonia
Nordic Council of MinistersCopenhagen, Denmark
Unión LatinaParis, France
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)Beirut, Lebanon
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)Bangkok, Thailand
United Cities & Local Governments (UCLG)Barcelona, Spain
United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)Geneva, Switzerland and New York City, USA
Western European Union (WEU)Paris, France
World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)Geneva, Switzerland and New York City, USA

List of International Organizations in Which India is Member Country

International OrganizationHeadquartersYear of Foundation
Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO)New Delhi1956
Asian Development Bank (ADB)Manila, Philippines1956
African Development Bank (non-regional members)Tunis, Tunisia1964
Australia GroupBrussels, Belgium1985
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN Regional Forum)Jakarta, Indonesia1967
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)Dhaka, Bangladesh1997
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)Basel, Switzerland1930
BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South AfricaShanghai, China2006
Commonwealth of NationsLondon, UK1931
European Organization for Nuclear ResearchGeneva, Switzerland1954
Colombo PlanColombo, Srilanka1950
East Asia Summit (EAS)Colombo, Sri Lanka1950
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)Rome, Itlay1945
G-15 – Group of 15Geneva, Switzerland1989
G-20 – Group of 20Cancun, Mexico1999
G-77 – Group of 77New York1964
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Vienna, Austria1957
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD – World Bank)Washington DC, US1944
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)Montreal, Canada1944
International Chamber of CommerceParis, France1919
International Development AssociationWashington DC1950
International Energy AgencyParis, France1974
International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentRome, Italy1977
International Finance CorporationWashington DC, US1956
International Labour OrganizationGeneva, Switzerland1919
International Monetary FundWashington DC, US1945
International Maritime OrganizationLondon, UK1948
International Mobile Satellite OrganizationLondon, UK1999
International Criminal Police OrganizationLyon, France1923
International Olympic CommitteeLausanne, Switzerland1894
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency CooperationParis, France2009
International Organization for StandardizationGeneva, Switzerland1947
International Telecommunications Satellite OrganizationWashington DC1964
International Telecommunication UnionGeneva, Switzerland1864
International Solar AllianceGurugram, India2015
International Trade Union Confederation (the successor to ICFTU (International Confederation of Free Trade Unions) and the WCL (World Confederation of Labour))Brussels, Belgium2006
Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)Japan1987
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)Jakarta, Indonesia1961
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)Hague, Netherland1997
Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)Hague, Netherland1899
Pacific Islands Forum (partner)Suva, Fiji1971
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)Kathmandu, Nepal1985
South Asia Co-operative Environment ProgrammeColombo, Sri Lanka1982
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)Beijing, China1996
United Nations Organization (UNO)New York1945
United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)New York1994
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)London, UK1946
World Health Organization (WHO)Geneva, Switzerland1948

International Organisations and their Headquarters – FAQs

Q1. How many international Organisation is India part of?

Ans. There is 47 international Organisation is India part of.

Q2. Which is the first international organization headquarters in India?

Ans. The International Solar Alliance is the very first global organization located in India, and it has its main office in Gurugram, which is on the outskirts of New Delhi.


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