International Organizations - Headquarters, Chiefs and Purpose

List of important International Organizations with their headquarters, foundation years, heads and purpose.

Name Headquarters Heads Foundation Year Number of Members Countries Purpose
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Lyon, France Mrs. Ballestrazzi 7 September, 1923 190 Connecting Police for a safer world
World Bank Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) Jim Yong Kim July, 1944 189 Crediting, Working for a world free of Poverty
IBRD Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) Jim Yong Kim 1944 189 Development Assistance, Poverty Reduction
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) Jim Yong Kim 1957 (But operating starts in 1966) 159 International Arbitration
International Finance Corporation (IFC) Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) Philippe Le Houérou 24 July, 1956 184 Private Sector Development, Poverty Reduction
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) Keiko Honda 1988 181 Political Risk Insurance, Foreign Direct Investment
World Trade Organization (WTO) Geneva, Switzerland Roberto Azevedo 1 January, 1995 162 Regulate International Trade
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) Christine Lagarde 27 December, 1945 189 To promotes international economic cooperation
Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Basel, Switzerland Jaime Caruana 17 May, 1930 60 Central Banks Central Bank Cooperation
Asian Development Bank (ADB) Metro Manila, Philippines Takehiko Nakao 22 August, 1966 67 Crediting
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva Switzerland Francis Gurry 14 July, 1967 188 To promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world
World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva Switzerland Margaret Chan 7 April, 1948 193 Health For All
International Labour Organization (ILO) Geneva Switzerland Guy Ryder 1919 186
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rome, Italy Kanayo F. Nwanze 1977 173 Enabling the Rural Poor to Overcome Poverty
UNICEF New York Anthony Lake 11-Dec-1946 191 To provide food and healthcare to children of those countries which devastated by world war II.
UN International Training and Research Center (UNITAR) Geneva Switzerland Nikhil Seth 1963 -- To achieve the major objectives of UN through training and research
UN Environmental Program (UNEP) Nairobi, Kenya Achim Steiner 5 June, 1972 193 Protect our environment and conserve our future
UN Development Program (UNDP) New York Helen Clark 1965 166 Overall development
UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) New York Reuben Summerlin 1966 For 48 least developed countries Eradicate extreme hunger poverty, Promotes equality, Ensures Environment Sustainability
International Cricket Council Dubai, United Arab Emirates Zaheer Abbas 15 June, 1909 125 Great Sport, Great Spirit
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO)
Brussels, Belgium Petr Pavel 4 April, 1949 28 A mind unfettered in deliberation

Updated as on 30 May 2016

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