List of International Organizations with their Headquarters, Heads

By Md Mansur Alam|Updated : December 4th, 2021

International Organization is an important topic for all competitive exams. Every year, questions from these topics are asked in the various examinations.

You can expect at least 1-2 questions from this topic in almost all the bank and insurance exams. We have come up with "Complete list of International Organization: Headquarter & Heads". 

An international organization or in other words intergovernmental organization is an organization established by a treaty or other instrument governed by international law and possessing its own international legal personalities, such as United Nations, World Health Organization, and NATO.

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List of International Organizations: Headquarters & Heads

International Organizations


President/ Heads

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Beijing, China

Jin Liqun

New Development Bank (BRICS Development Bank)

Shanghai, China

Marcos Troyjo

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Mandaluyong, Philippines

Masatsugu Asakawa

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Washington DC, US

Kristalina Georgieva (MD)

World Bank (WB)

Washington DC, US

David Malpass 

United Nations Organization (UN)

New York, US

António Guterres (Secretary-General)

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

New York, US

Abdulla Shahid (Maldives)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

New York, US

Henrietta Fore (Executive Director)

United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) 

Geneva, Switzerland

Rebeca Grynspan (Secretary-General)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Geneva, Switzerland

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Director- General)

World Economic Forum (WEF)

Geneva, Switzerland

Klaus Schwab

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Geneva, Switzerland

Guy Ryder (Director- General)

World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Geneva, Switzerland

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Geneva, Switzerland

Gerhard Adrian

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

Geneva, Switzerland

Daren Tang

International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva, Switzerland

Peter Maurer

United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

Paris, France

Audrey Azoulay (Director- General)

Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)

Paris, France

Mathias Cormann (Secretary-General‎)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Vienna, Austria


Rafael Mariano Grossi

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Vienna, Austria

HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo (Secretary General)

Amnesty International

London, UK

Dr Agnès Callamard (Secretary General)

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

London, UK

Kitack Lim (Secretary General)

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 

Kathmandu, Nepal

Esala Ruwan Weerakoon


Association of South East Nations (ASEAN)

Jakarta, Indonesia

Secretary-General- Dato Lim Jock Hoi

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)


Chairperson: Jacinda Ardern

Executive Director: Rebecca Fatima Santa Maria

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)

Brussels, Belgium

Jens Stoltenberg


International Cricket Council (ICC)

Dubai, UAE

Greg Barclay (Acting Chairman)

Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO)

Rome, Italy

Qu Dongyu (Director- General)

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

The Hague, The Netherland

Joan E. Donoghue

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Lausanne, Switzerland

Thomas Bach

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

Zurich, Switzerland

Gianni Infantino

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Avenue du Mont-Blanc, Gland, Vaud, Switzerland

Carter Roberts

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sri Lanka holds its present Chairmanship

World Anti-Doping Agency

Montreal, Canada

Sir Craig Collins Reedie

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Basel, Switzerland

Agustín Carstens (Chaiman)

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Tricks to Remember Headquarters of Organizations

Rule 1: If the name of any Organization starts with "World or International" and ends with "Organization", their headquarters will be in "Geneva, Switzerland".

Remember: [ W_O & I_O ] ---- Geneva, Switzerland

[ W_O]

  • World Health Organisation
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • World Meteorological Organization
  • World Trade Organization

[ I_O]- Except IMO

  • International Labour Organization
  • International Committee for Red Cross Organization
  • International Standardization Organization [ISO] ----originally International Organization for Standardization
  • United Nation Conference on Trade And Development

Rule 2: Trick for Organizations whose headquarters are in London

Remember: I Am a Common man in London

  • I - International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Am - Amnesty International
  • Common - Commonwealth of Nations
  • Common - Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization

Rule 3: If any Organization is related to "International Money or Monetary organization", its headquarters will be in Washington DC.

  • International Monetary fund
  • World Bank

Rule 4: If any Organization is related to "Industrial Development/ Petroleum/ Atomic", its headquarter will be in "Vienna, Austria"

  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

Rule 5: For Headquarters of Organizations located in Newyork, remember - "UN Child Emergency in Newyork"

  • UN Child Emergency in Newyork
  • United Nations Organization
  • United Nation International Children Emergency Fund

Rule 6: If any Organization is related to the term "Economic & Educational", its headquarter will be located in Paris

  • Organization for Economic Co-operation Development
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Trick to Remember the Headquarters of some other International Organizations
  • ASIAN Development Bank [ ADB ]--Manila, Philippines [ ASIAN MANila ]
  • Association of South East Nations [ ASEAN ]-- Jakarta, Indonesia [ ACE JACK ] --Remember Playing cards
  • FOOD Agriculture Organisation [ FAO ]--Rome, ITALY [ FOOD IDLY ]
  • International COURT of JUSTICE-- The HAGUE, Netherlands [ Remember COURT given JUSTICE HANG]
  • South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation [ SAARC ]--Kathmandu, Nepal

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