Famous World Organizations and Their Headquarters

United Nations (UN)

Founded: October 24, 1945
Membership: 193 member states, 2 observer states
Headquarters: New York (United States)


Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Founded: September 25, 1969
Membership:
57 member states

Headquarters: Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)


European Union (EU)

Founded: November 1, 1993
Membership:
27 states
Headquarters: Brussels (Belgium)


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Founded: April 4, 1949
Membership:
30 states
Headquarters: Brussels (Belgium)


Arab League

Founded: March 22, 1945
Membership:
22 states

Headquarters: Cairo (Egypt)


World Trade Organization (WTO)

Founded: January 1, 1995
Membership:
164 member states

Headquarters: Geneva (Switzerland)


South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Founded: December 8, 1985
Membership: 
8 member states
Headquarters: Kathmandu (Nepal)


Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Founded: June 15, 2001
Membership:
8 member states

Headquarters: Beijing (China)


Non-Aligned Movement

Founded: 1961
Membership:
120 member states; 17 observers, 10 international organisations

Headquarters: Jakarta (Indonesia)


Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 

Founded: August 8, 1967
Membership:
10 states

Headquarters: Jakarta (Indonesia)


The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Founded: September 1960
Membership:
13 states

Headquarters: Vienna (Austria)


International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Founded: 27 December 1945
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. (United States)


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Founded: July 29, 1957
Membership:
171 Member States

Headquarters: Vienna (Austria)


Amnesty International

Founded: July 1961
Headquarters location: London (United Kingdom)


Doctors Without Borders

Founded: December 22, 1971
Headquarters: Geneva (Switzerland)


Reporters Without Borders

Founded: 1985
Headquarters: Paris (France)


Greenpeace

Founded: 1971
Headquarters: Amsterdam (Netherlands)


Transparency International

Founded: May 4, 1993
Headquarters: Berlin (Germany)


Freedom House

Founded: October 31, 1941
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. (United States)


World Economic Forum

Founded: January 1971
Headquarters: Cologny (Switzerland)


Committee to Protect Journalists

Founded: 1981
Headquarters: New York (United States)


Human Rights Watch

Founded: 1978
Headquarters: New York (United States)


Oxfam

Founded: 1942
Headquarters: Nairobi (Kenya)


World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Founded: April 29, 1961
Headquarters: Gland (Switzerland)


International Chamber of Commerce

Founded: 1919
Headquarters: Paris (France)


Save the Children

Founded: April 15, 1919
Headquarters: London (United Kingdom)



Other Institutions, Specialized Bodies, Think Tanks, etc.

World Bank
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. (United States)

World Health Organization (WHO)
Headquarters: Geneva (Switzerland)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Headquarters: Paris (France)

International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Headquarters location: The Hague (Netherlands)

The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol)
Headquarters: Lyon (France)

World Food Programme (WFP)
Headquarters: Rome (Italy)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Headquarters: Mandaluyong (Philippines)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Headquarters: New York (United States)

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Headquarters: Geneva (Switzerland)

Pew Research Center
Headquarters: Washington D.C. (United States)

Brookings Institution
Headquarters: Washington (United States)

 


 

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