Tricks to Remember Important Organizations, their Headquarters and their Function

By Mayank Yadav|Updated : July 29th, 2021

In this article, we are covering Important organizations, their headquarter and their function. This topic is very essential for State Police SI, PSC, Patwari, and state exams as at least 1 to 2 questions are asked from this topic.
As you know there are numerous organizations and every organization has a different function, and headquarter. Remembering this headquarters and organization is a tough task so to help you in your learning process, we have provided some tricks which will help you in remembering them.

Important Organizations, their Headquarter, and their Function: Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible

Roberto Azevêdo

World Health Organization (WHO)

It plays an essential role in the global governance of health and disease

Tedros Adhanom

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Its goals are to maximize the trade, investment and development opportunities of developing countries and assist them in their efforts to integrate into the world economy on an equitable basis

General Mukhisa Kituyi

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The functions of the ILO include the development and promotion of standards for national legislation to protect and improve working conditions and standards of living

General Guy Ryder

Trick to Remember: World Trade Organization ने World Health Organization के साथ मिल कर World Trade and Development मे Labours की Health को Improve करने के लिए Geneva मे conference organize किया

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

World Economic Forum (WEF)

It engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Børge Brende

International Standards Organization (ISO)

It develops standards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems

Eddy Njoroge

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

It plays an important role in determining the behavior of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources

Gerhard Adrian

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

It is designed to promote the worldwide protection of both industrial property (inventions, trademarks, and designs) and copyrighted materials (literary, musical, photographic, and other artistic works)

Daren Tang

Trick to Remember: World Economic Forum के International Standards ke according World Metrology Organization ने Geneva मे Intellectual Property Rights break किये

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

It works to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need

António Vitorino

International Road Transport Union (IRU)

It works to bring together business, partnering with those who regulate, serve and use our industry by: Being the trusted voice for mobility and logistics. Facilitating the transport of people and goods.

Radu Dinescu

International Committee of the Red Cross (IRU)

It is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. It acts in response to emergencies and promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.

Peter Maurer

International Parliamentary Union (IPU)

It facilitates parliamentary diplomacy and empowers parliaments and parliamentarians to promote peace, democracy and sustainable development around the world.

Duarte Pacheco

Trick to Remember: Geneva ke Migrants को Road Transport Border Cross करने से रोकने के लिए Red Cross Committee ने International Parliament मे  दरख्वास्त की

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO)

It’s objective is to contribute to the development by States of structures ensuring the protection and assistance of populations and safe-guarding property and the environment in the face of natural and man-made disasters.

Madame YAP (Cameroon)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

It work is to promote the development of telecommunication networks and access to telecommunication services by fostering cooperation among governments and a range of non-governmental actors that includes network operators, service providers, equipment, etc.

Houlin Zhao

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

It works to unite and support the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda

Anil D'Cruz

Trick to Remember: Cancer के against world को unite करने के लिए Civil Defence Organization ने Union of International Cancer Control (UICC) को Telephone से Communication किया

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

United Nation Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC)

It works to inform the world about the dangers of drug abuse and to strengthen international action against drug production, trafficking and drug-related crime.

Yury Fedotov

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

It works to encourage and assist research, development and practical application of atomic energy for peaceful uses throughout the world

Rafael Grossi

Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Its work is to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers

Mohammed Barkindo

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

It is is a United Nations specialized agency that assists developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their industrialization efforts.

LI Yong

Trick to Remember: United Nation के Drugs and Atomic Energy को International level पर ban करने के लिए Vienna की Petroleum Exporting Countries ने Industrial Development Organization को Letter लिखा

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Amnesty International

Its mission to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

Swede Thomas Hammarberg

Common Wealth of Nations

The purpose of the voluntary Commonwealth is for international cooperation and to advance economics, social development, and human rights in member countries.

Queen Elizabeth II

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

It is responsible for developing and adopting measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships

Kitack Lim

Trick to Remember: I AM just a Common man who got wealthy because of my selection in International Marines

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: New York, United States of America

New York, United States of America

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

United Nations Organizations (UNO)

It is an international organization designed to make the enforcement of international law, security, and human rights; economic development; and social progress easier for countries around the world.

António Guterres

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

It is a special program of the United Nations devoted to aiding national efforts to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children.

Henrietta H. Fore

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

It is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

Natalia Kanem

United Nations Women

It supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

United Nations International School (UNIS)

The main function is to provide an international education for families affiliated with the United Nations as well as for other families seeking a similar education for their children.

Dan Brenner

Trick to Remember: New York, USA के Population ने United हो कर आपने Personal Accounts से Children’s International School और Women के Relief Fund मे  contribute किया

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Washington DC, United States of America

Washington DC, United States of America

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

World Bank (WB)

It is an international organization dedicated to providing financing, advice, and research to developing nations to aid their economic advancement

David Malpass

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

It is an organization of 190 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

Kristalina Georgieva

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

The International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) is a development bank administered by the World Bank. The IBRD offers financial products and policy advice to countries aiming to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development.

David Malpass

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

It helps developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments.

Philippe Le Houérou

Trick to Remember: World Bank ने Washington DC के Reconstruction and Development Project को Finance करने  के लिए International Monetary Fund से Loan  लिया

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Bonn, Germany

Bonn, Germany

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNV)

The United Nations Volunteer program advances peace and sustainable development. The program also promotes volunteerism globally and aims to inspire people to a life of service.

Olivier Adam

Trick to Remember: Mr. Bonn volunteered his service for the United Nations in Germany

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

International Crime Police Organization (INTERPOL)

It is the world's largest international police organization with 192 member countries. The main purpose of its establishment is to enable the world police to ensure the safety of the human beings all over the world.

Jürgen Stock

Trick to Remember: As per Police records, Lyon is an International criminal from France

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Sevres, France

Sevres, France

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM)

It works to establish and preserve fundamental international standards and prototypes, to verify national standards

Dr W. Louw

Trick to Remember: France ने Weight and Measurement के लिए Sevres मे  new guidelines issue की हैं

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

It work is to monitor anti-doping activities worldwide to ensure proper implementation of and compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), the document harmonizing anti-doping rules in all sports and all countries, by International Sports Federations (IFs) and National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs)

Witold Bańka

Trick to Remember: International Anti-doping Agency की meeting Montreal मे  हुई

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

It works on the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

Zurab Pololikashvili

Trick to Remember: Madrid, Spain मे  हर साल 70 Lakh Tourists आते हैं

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

European Union (EU)

It plays an important role in diplomacy, the promotion of human rights, trade, development and humanitarian aid and working with multilateral organisations.

Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Its purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. POLITICAL - NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defence and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict.

Jens Stoltenberg

World Customs Organization (WCO)

It work is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of member customs administrations, thereby assisting them to contribute successfully to national development goals, particularly revenue collection, national security, trade facilitation, community protection, and collection of trade statistics.

Kunio Mikuriya

Trick to Remember: NATO ने Brussels मे  World Customs Organization और European Union के साथ Treaty sign की

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Association of South East Asia Nation (ASEAN)

It is a regional grouping that promotes economic, political, and security cooperation among its ten members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Lim Jock Hoi

Trick to Remember: Indonesia is Asian (ASEAN) country, and its capital is in Jakarta

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Manilla, Philippines

Manilla, Philippines

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

It provides assistance to its developing member countries, the private sector, and public-private partnerships through grants, loans, technical assistance, and equity investments to promote development.

Masatsugu Asakawa

Trick to Remember: Michael Philip ने Asian Development Bank से 5 crore का loan लिया

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

It is an intergovernmental organization mandated to facilitate cooperation, advance knowledge, and promote the adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy.

Francesco La Camera

Trick to Remember: IRENA को Abu Dhabi मे shopping करना पसंद हैं

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Katmandu, Nepal

Katmandu, Nepal

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC)

It promotes the welfare of the peoples of South Asia, strengthen collective self-reliance, promote active collaboration and mutual assistance in various fields, and cooperate with international and regional organizations.

Esala Weerakoon

South Asian Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)

It focuses on policy harmonization; institutional capacity strengthening through knowledge and intelligence sharing; and collaboration with regional and international partners to enhance wildlife law enforcement in the member countries.

Samir Sinha

Trick to Remember: Sawan (SAWEN) Music Company ने Kathmandu मे  South Asian Music के लिए SAARC से contract sign करवाए

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Singapore

Singapore

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

It promotes and facilitates trade, economic growth, and the improvement of living standards for the Asia-Pacific region.

Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria

Trick to Remember: Asia और Pacific regions के criminals Singapore मे  आपना  Black Money छुपाते हैं

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

It aims to preserve Islamic social and economic values; promote solidarity amongst member states; increase cooperation in social, economic, cultural, scientific, and political areas; uphold international peace and security.

Hussein Ibrahim Taha

Trick to Remember: Islamic Cooperation का headquarter Jeddah मे  हैं

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

It aims to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Inger Andersen

Trick to Remember: United Nations ने Environment को protect करने के लिए Kenya मे  नया programme launch किया हैं

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Paris, France

Paris, France

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

It is an international organization that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all.

José Ángel Gurría Treviño

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

It is an inter-governmental policymaking body whose purpose is to establish international standards, and to develop and promote policies, both at national and international levels, to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Marcus Pleyer

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Its mission is to contribute to the building of a culture of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

Audrey Azoulay

Trick to Remember: Economic Cooperation के लिए Financial Action Task Force ने Paris मे  Educational और Scientific program launch किया हैं

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: The Hague, Netherland

The Hague, Netherland

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Its role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.

Abdulqawi Yusuf

International Criminal Court (ICC)

It investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji

Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

It works to eliminate chemical weapons stockpiles, to ensure the nonproliferation of existing stockpiles, to assist states in protecting themselves against chemical weapons attacks, and to promote international cooperation in the use of chemistry for peaceful purposes.

Fernando Arias

Trick to Remember: International Criminal Hague को Prohibition of Chemicals and Weapons act के under International Court मे  पेश किया गया हैं

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Food and Agriculture Association (FAO)

It strives to combat hunger and reduce poverty globally by improving agricultural, forestry, and fishing practices. Funded by industrialized countries and development banks, the FAO often works through public-private partnerships.

Qu Dongyu

World Food Programme (WFP)

It is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

David Beasley

Trick to Remember: Italy के Food and Agriculture Association ने Rome मे  World Food Programme launch किया

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Beijing, China

Beijing, China

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB)

It is a multilateral development bank headquartered in Beijing. Like other development banks, its mission is to improve social and economic outcomes in its region, Asia, and beyond.

Jin Liqun

Trick to Remember: Asian Infrastructure बढ़ने के लिए Beijing ने Investment Bank से loan लिया

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was established as a multilateral association to ensure security and maintain stability across the vast Eurasian region, join forces to counteract emerging challenges and threats, and enhance trade, as well as cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

Vladimir Norov

New Development Bank (NDB)

The New Development Bank (NDB) is a multilateral development bank (MDB) established by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) with the objective of financing infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries.

Marcos Prado Troyjo

Trick to Remember: Shanghai ने अपने neighbouring states से Cooperation के लिए New Development Bank launch किया

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)

It is responsible for the organization and promotion of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991

Gianni Infantino

Trick to Remember: FIFA World Cup इस साल Zurich मे  होगा

Important Organizations, their Headquarter and their Function: Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Organization

Function

President/ Secretary

International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)

It is responsible for the worldwide governance, development, marketing and administration of the sport of Weightlifting, and support of its 193 Member Federations and Continental Federations.

Ursula Papandrea

Trick to Remember: 60 साल buddhe (Budapest) ने Hungary मे 150 Kg के Weight उठाके सब को हैरान कर दिया

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