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.
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
|United Nations Organisation||New 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 Organisation||Geneva|
|International Labour Organisation||Geneva|
|International Committee of the Red Cross||Geneva|
|World Trade Organisation||Geneva|
|World Meteorological Organisation||Geneva|
|World Intellectual Property Organization||Geneva|
|International Organization for Standardization||Geneva|
|United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)||Paris|
|UN Women||New York|
|Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)||Paris|
|United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)||Vienna|
|International Atomic Energy Agency||Vienna|
|Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)||Vienna|
|International Monetary Fund (IMF)||Washington DC|
|World Bank||Washington DC|
|International Maritime Organisation||London|
|Commonwealth of Nations||London|
|International Court Of Justice||The Hague|
|Universal Postal Union||Berne|
|Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)||Rome|
|North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)||Brussels|
|International Renewable Energy Agency||Abu Dhabi (UAE)|
|South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation||Kathmandu|
|Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)||Jakarta|
|Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)||Singapore|
|Organisation of Islamic Cooperation||Jeddah|
|Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation||Ebene, Mauritius|
|Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons||The Hague, The Netherlands|
|International Olympic Committee||Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Worldwide Fund for Nature||Gland, Switzerland|
|International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry||Zurich, Switzerland|
|World Economic Forum||Geneva, Switzerland|
|International Hydrographic Organization||Monaco|
|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 Federation||Athens, 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 Borders||Geneva, Switzerland|
|International Shooting Sports Federation||Munich, 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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