Headquarters of All International Organisations

Organisation Name Formation Headquarters
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 17-May Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 16-Nov-1945 Paris
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 16-Oct-1945 Rome, Italy
International Labour Organisation (ILO) 1919 Geneva, Switzerland


In this article, acronyms, formation date and headquarter of Important International organisations have been provided. These organisations are making mass impacts on countries, laws and even global price time to time. International organisations is spanning across the globe with their presence and scope. While Amnesty International organisations are concerned with global peacekeeping, OPEC maintains stability in global demand and supply of oil.

UN Organisations and their Headquarters

International Rescue Committee  (IRC) 1933 New York City, USA
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) 4-Apr-1947 Montreal, Canada
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 17-Mar-1948 London
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 14-Dec-1950 Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) 1966 New York City, USA
United Nations Energy Commission (UNAEC) 24-Jan-1946 New York City, USA
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 11-Dec-1946 New York City, USA
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 5-Jun-1972 Nairobi, Kenya
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 1965 New York City, USA
United Nations Industrial Development Programme (UN-Habitat) 1966 Nairobi, Kenya
World Health Organisation (WHO) 7-Apr-1948 Geneva, Switzerland
Universal Postal Union (UPU) 09 Oct 1874 Bern, Switzerland
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) 1999 Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 1997 Vienna, Austria
World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) 1975 Madrid, Spain
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 20-Dec-93 Geneva, Switzerland
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 1957 Vienna, Austrie
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) 23-Mar-1950 Geneva, Switzerland

Financial  Organisations and their Headquarters

Organisations Name Acronyms Headquarters
International Monetary Fund (IMF) 27-Dec-1945 Washington
Islamic Development Bank (IDB) 1975 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Inter- American development Bank (IDB) 1959 Washington
 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 1977 Rome, Italy
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) 1969 Bridgetown, Barbados
Nordic Development Fund (NDB) 1989 Helsinki, Finland
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) 1976 Helsinki, Finland
European Central Bank (ECB) 1-Jun-1988 Frankfurt, Germany
Asian Development Bank (ADB) 19-Dec-1966 Metro Manila, Phillippins
African Development Bank (AfDB) 10-Sep-1964 Abidjan, Ivory Coast & Tunis, Tunisia
World Bank (WB)  July 1945 Washington
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 1991 London
Bank for International Settlements (BIS) 17-May-1930 Basel, Switzerlend
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) 24-Jan-1997 Thessaloniki, Greece

Sports Organisations and their Headquarters

Organisation Name Formation Headquarters
International Hockey Federation (FIH) 1-Jan-1924 Lausanne, Switzerland
International Tennis Federation (ITF) 1-Mar-1913 London
International Rugby Football Board (World Rugby) [IRFB] 1886 Dublin, Ireland
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) 22-Sep-1989 Bonn, Germany
International Cricket Council (ICC) 15-Jun-1909 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 15-Jun-54 Nyon, Switzerland
Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) 15-Nov-1966 Auckland, New Zealand
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 8-May-1954 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Confederation of African Football (CAF) 8-Feb-1957 Egypt


Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) 18-Sep-1961 Miami, Florida, U.S
International Olympic Committee (IOC) 23 Jun 1894 Dubai, Arab Emirates
International Federation of Association Football ( Federation International de Football Association ) – FIFA 21-May Zurich, Switzerland
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) 1932 London
Badminton World Federation (BWF) 1934 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Military Organisations and their Headquarters

Organisation Name Formation Headquarters
Peace and Security Council (PSC) 2003 Addis Abada
Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) 15-Jun-2001 Beijing, China
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 4-Apr-1949 Brussels, Belgium
European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) 1999 Paris
Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) 1948 Moscow, Russia
Permanent Joint Board on Defence (PJBD) 17-Aug-1940 Ogdensburg, New York
Organisation Name Formation Headquarters
World Toilet Organisation (WTO) 2001 Singapore
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) 29-Apr-1997 The Hague, Netherlands
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) 1993 Vienna, Austrie
International Organisation for Migration (IOM) 1951 Geneva, Switzerland
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) 15-Aug-1969 Bangalore, India
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 29-Jul-1958 Washington, U.S.A
United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) 1-Apr-2010 Swindon, WIltshire
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) 15-Feb-1992 Moscow
French Space Agency (FSA)  19 Dec Paris
German Aerospace Center (DLR) 1969 Colonge
Italian Space Agency (ASI) 1  Jan 1988 Rome, Italy
China National Space Administration (CNSA) 22-Apr-1993 Beijing, China

Others Important Organisations and their Headquarters

International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) 7-Sep-1923  Lyon, France
International Court of Justice ( ICJ) 1945 The Hague , Nitherlands
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Geneva, Switzerland
 17 Feb
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) 1986 Djibouti City
Antarctic Treaty System (ATS)  1 Dec 1959 Washington
Colombo Plan 28-Nov-1950 Colombo, SriLanka


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