There is a vast number of international organisations around the world. Among these, there are a handful which are being asked in various competitive exams. This is because, beyond the list of important international organisations, the examiner does not expects you to remember the details of all others.

Many a times, there are a few questions in the general knowledge section, or GA for exams, asking about the location of headquarters of important international organisations. Here is a list of all relevant organisations. The headquarters of important international organisations have been grouped together in this list to ensure that the reader is able to correlate the names with ease to enable quick learning. We hope this list will be helpful in your upcoming competitive exams.

List of Important International Organisations and their Headquarters

This type of question asking for headquarters of international organisation are generally asked in the IBPS , SBI, RBI, and other banking and insurance exams. But lately, these questions have also figured in the question papers of SSC and NET exams also. With this view, this list becomes more important for exams. Regular revision of this list will ensure your preparation of GK for exams. You should revise it diligently and this list will be helpful for your  any upcoming Competitive Exams.

List of International and Important Organisations and their Headquarters

OrganisationHeadquarters
United Nations OrganisationNew York
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)New York
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)New York
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)Geneva
World Health OrganisationGeneva
International Labour OrganisationGeneva
International Committee of the Red CrossGeneva
World Trade OrganisationGeneva
World Meteorological OrganisationGeneva
World Intellectual Property OrganizationGeneva
International Organization for StandardizationGeneva
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)Paris
UN WomenNew York
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)Paris
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)Vienna
International Atomic Energy AgencyVienna
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)Vienna
International Monetary Fund (IMF)Washington DC
World BankWashington DC
Amnesty InternationalLondon
International Maritime OrganisationLondon
Commonwealth of NationsLondon
International Court Of JusticeThe Hague
Universal Postal UnionBerne
Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)Rome
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)Brussels
Transparency InternationalBerlin
International Renewable Energy AgencyAbu Dhabi (UAE)
South Asian Association for Regional CooperationKathmandu
Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)Jakarta
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)Singapore
Organisation of Islamic CooperationJeddah
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional CooperationEbene, Mauritius
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsThe Hague, The Netherlands
International Olympic CommitteeLausanne, Switzerland
Worldwide Fund for NatureGland, Switzerland
International Union of Pure and Applied ChemistryZurich, Switzerland
World Economic ForumGeneva, Switzerland
International Hydrographic OrganizationMonaco
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)Monaco
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)Zurich, Switzerland
International Cricket Council (ICC)Dubai, UAE
International Hockey Federation (FIH)Lausanne, Switzerland
Fédération internationale des échecs (FIDE) or World Chess FederationAthens, Greece
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)Gland, Switzerland
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)Los Angeles, USA
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without BordersGeneva, Switzerland
International Shooting Sports FederationMunich, Germany

We hope this short and quick revision study material for important organisations and their headquarters is helpful in answering the standard type of question in various exams like IBPS, SBI, RBI,UIIC, NIACL, NICL,UPSC, SSC, state PSC exams, etc. If you have any suggestion for the article, please feel free to mention that in the comments below. Keep visiting the site to read new material.

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