IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS, YEAR OF FOUNDATIONS AND HEADQUARTERS

S. No.

Name

Year of Foundation

Headquarters

1
United Nations Organisation
1945
New York
2
International Labour Organisation
1919
Geneva
3
International Committee of the Red Cross
1863
Geneva
4
World Trade Organisation
1995
Geneva
5
World Meteorological Organisation
1950
Geneva
6
World Intellectual Property Organization
1967
Geneva
7
International Organization for Standardization
1947
Geneva
8
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
1945
Paris
9
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
1964
Geneva
10
World Health Organisation
1948
Geneva
11
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
1961
Paris
12
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
1966
Vienna
13
International Atomic Energy Agency
1957
Vienna
14
United Nations Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF)
1946
New York
15
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
1969
New York
16
Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
1945
Rome
17
Transparency International
1993
Berlin
18
International Renewable Energy Agency
2009
Abu Dhabi (UAE)
19
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
1985
Kathmandu
20
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
1989
Singapore
21
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
1969
Jeddah
22
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation
1997
Ebene, Mauritius
23
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
1997
The Hague, The Netherlands
24
International Olympic Committee
1894
Lausanne, Switzerland
25
Worldwide Fund for Nature
1961
Gland, Switzerland
26
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Zurich, Switzerland
27
World Economic Forum
1971
Geneva, Switzerland
28
International Hydrographic Organization
1921
Monaco
29
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
1912
Monaco
30
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
1904
Zurich, Switzerland
31
International Cricket Council (ICC)
1909
Dubai, UAE
32
International Hockey Federation (FIH)
1924
Lausanne, Switzerland
33
Fédération internationale des échecs (FIDE) or World Chess Federation
1951
Athens, Greece
34
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
1964
Gland, Switzerland
35
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
1965
Paris, France
36
United Nations Development Programme
1965
New York
37
International Development Association
1960
Washington
38
African Union
2001
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
39
African Union(AU)
2002
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
40
Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation(APEC)
1989
Singapore
41
South Asian Association For Regional Co-operation(SAARC) Kathmandu
1985
Nepal
42
The Asian Development Bank (ADB)
1966
Manila, Philippines
43
The Association of South East Asian Nations(ASEAN)
1967
Jakarta, Indonesia
44
European Union(EU)
1993
Brussels, Belgium
45
Group of Eight(G8)
1975
No Headquarters
46
Gulf Co-operation Council
1981
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
47
International Criminal Police Organization(INTERPOL) Lyon
1923
France
48
North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO)
1949
Brussels
,  Belgium
49
Non Aligned Movement (NAM)
1961
Jakarta, Indonesia
50
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC)
1960
Vienna, Austria
51
Nordic council
1952
Copenhagen
52
Group-15
1989
Geneva
53
Group of seventy seven
1964
New York
54
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
1945
Washington DC
55
World Bank
Washington DC
56
Amnesty International
1961
London
57
World Wildlife Fund for Nature
1961
Switzerland
58
International Maritime Organisation
1959
London
59
Commonwealth of Nations
1949
London
60
International Court Of Justice
1945
The Hague
61
Universal Postal Union
1874
Berne, Switzerland