International Organizations - Headquarters, Chiefs and Purpose

List of important International Organizations with their headquarters, foundation years, heads and purpose.
Name Headquarters Heads Foundation Year No. of Members  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
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Vienna Yukiya Amano 1957 170 To promote peaceful Energy uses of atomic energy
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) Geneva MukhisaKituyi 1964 195 Promote international trade to accelerate economic growth of developing countries
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Geneva Li Yong 1967 - Sets international regulations for radio, telegraph, telephone and space radio communication
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Geneva David Grimes 1950 185 Promote international exchange of weather reports.
Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons Hague Ahmet Üzümcü 1997 192 implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997.
FIFA (Federation International de Football Association) Zurich Gianni 1904 47 its goal is contant improvement in Football
International Olympic Committee Lausanne Thomas Bach 1894 138 to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in their home countries.
International Court of Justice Hague Ronny Abraham 1945 15 functions: To settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted by States, and. To give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized UN organs
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Singapore Dr. Alan Bollard 1989 23 to further enhance economic growth and prosperity for the region and to strengthen the Asia-Pacific community
SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Kathmandu Arjun Bahadur Thapa 1985 8 members 9 observers to promote the welfare of the peoples of South Asia, strengthen collective self-reliance, promote active collaboration
Commonwealth of Nations London Queen Elizabeth II 1960 53 members to advance economics, social development, and human rights in member countries.


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