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List important International Organizations, their Heads and their Headquarters – Jan 2017

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  1. World Trade Organization (WTO) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Roberto Azevedo
  • Founded on – 1 January 1995
  1. World Health Organization (WHO) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Dr. Margaret Chan
  • Founded on – 7 April 1948
  1. World Economic Forum (WEF) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Klaus Schwab
  • Founded on – 1971
  1. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPOAlso called OMPI) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Francis Gurry
  • Founded on – July 14, 1967
  1. International Labour Organisation (ILO/OIT) – 
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Guy Ryder
  • Founded on – 1919
  1. United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Mukhisa Kituyi
  • Founded on – 1964
  1. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Petteri Taalas
  • Founded on – 1950
  1. 8International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Peter Maurer
  • Founded on – 1863
  1. International Monetary Fund (IMF) –
  • Headquarters – Washington DC, US
  • Head – Christine Lagarde
  • Founded on – 27 December 1945
  1. The World Bank –
  • Headquarters – Washington DC, US
  • Founded on – July 1944
  1. United Nations Organization (UN) –
  • Headquarters – New York, US
  • Head – António Guterres
  • Founded on – 1945
  1. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) –
  • Headquarters – New York, US
  • Head – Anthony Lake
  • Founded on – December 1946
  1. United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) –
  • Headquarters – New York, US
  • Head – Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
  • Founded on – 1969
  1. Asian Development Bank –
  • Headquarters – Manila, Philippines
  • Founded on – 22 August 1966
  1. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) –
  • Headquarters – Beijing, China
  • Head – Jin Liqun
  • Founded on – 4 October 2014
  1. New Development Bank (BRICS Development Bank) –
  • Headquarters – Shanghai, China
  • Head – K. V. Kamath
  • Founded on – July 2015
  1. United Nations Education Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) –
  • Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Head – Irina Bokova
  • Founded on – 16 November 1945
  1. Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) –
  • Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Head – Jose Angel Gurria
  • Founded on – 30 September 1961 
  1. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) –
  • Headquarters – Brussels, Belgium
  • Head – Jens Stoltenberg
  • Founded on – 4 April 1949
  1. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) –
  • Headquarters – Singapore
  • Head – Dr. Alan Bollard
  • Founded on – 1989
  1. Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) –
  • Headquarters – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Founded on – 8 August 1967 
  1. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) –
  • Headquarters – Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Founded on – 8 December 1985
  1. International Maritime Organisation (IMO) –
  • Headquarters – London, UK
  • Head – Kitack Lim
  • Founded on – 1959
  1. Amnesty International – 
  • Headquarters – London, UK
  • Head – Salil Shetty
  • Founded on – July 1961
  1. Commonwealth of Nations – 
  • Headquarters – London, UK
  • Head – Queen Elizabeth II
  • Founded on – 28 April 1949 
  1. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) –
  • Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
  • Head – Yukiya Amano
  • Founded on – July 29, 1957
  1. United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) –
  • Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
  • Head – Li Yong
  • Founded on – 1966
  1. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) –
  • Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
  • Head – Mohammed Barkindo
  • Founded on – 1961-62
  1. International Olympic Committee (IOC) –
  • Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland 
  • Head – Thomas Bach
  • Founded on – 23 June 1894
  1. International Cricket Council (ICC) –
  • Headquarters – Dubai, UAE
  • Head – David Richardson (CEO)
  • Founded on – 15 June 1909
  1. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) –
  • Headquarters – Zurich, Switzerland
  • Head – Gianni Infantino
  • Founded on – 21 May 1904
  1. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) –
  • Headquarters – Avenue du Mont-Blanc, Gland, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Founded on – 29 April 1961
  1. Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) –
  • Headquarters – Rome, Italy
  • Head – Jose Graziano da Silva
  • Founded on -16 October 1945
  1. International Court of Justice (ICJ) –
  • Headquarters – The Hague, The Netherland
  • Head – Ronny Abraham
  • Founded on -1945

 


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