Complete list of International Organizations: Headquarter & Heads

By SATISH KUMAR GUPTA|Updated : February 18th, 2017

International Organization is an important topic for all SSC & Railways exams. Many questions are asked in exams from this topic. In this article, we will read "Complete list of International Organization: Headquarter & Heads".

Complete list of International Organizations: Headquarter & Heads

International Organizations


President/ General Secretary

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Beijing, China

Jin Liqun

New Development Bank (BRICS Development Bank

Shanghai, China

K.V. Kamath

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Mandaluyong, Philippines

Takehiko Nakao

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Washington DC, US

Christine Lagarde (MD)

World Bank (WB)

Washington DC, US

Jim Yong Kim

United Nations Organization (UN)

New York, US

António Guterres (Secretary-General)

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

New York, US

Miroslav Lajčák

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

New York, US

Anthony Lake (Executive Director)

United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) 

Geneva, Switzerland


World Health Organization (WHO)

Geneva, Switzerland

Tedros Adhanom (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

Roberto Azevedo

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Geneva, Switzerland


World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

Geneva, Switzerland


International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva, Switzerland


United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

Paris, France

Audrey Azoulay (Director- General)

Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)

Paris, France

Jose Angel Gurria (Secretary-General‎)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Vienna, Austria

Yukiya Amano

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Vienna, Austria

Mohammed Barkindo (Secretary General)

Amnesty International

London, UK

Kumi Naidoo (Secretary General)

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

London, UK


Commonwealth of Nations

London, UK

Head - Queen Elizabeth II

Secretary-General- Patricia Scotland

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 

Kathmandu, Nepal

Amjad Hussain B. Sial (Secretary-General)

Association of South East Nations (ASEAN)

Jakarta, Indonesia

Chairman- Rodrigo Duterte

Secretary-General- Le Luong Minh

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)



North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)

Brussels, Belgium

Jens Stoltenberg


International Cricket Council (ICC)

Dubai, UAE

President- Zaheer Abbas

Chairman- Shashank Manohar

Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO)

Rome, Italy


International Court of Justice (ICJ)

The Hague, The Netherland

 Abdulqawi Yusuf

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


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

Dhaka, Bangladesh


World Anti-Doping Agency

Montreal, Canada

Craig Reedie

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Basel, Switzerland


Some tricks to remember the headquarters of the 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
  • World Economic Forum

[ 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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