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List of Important International Organizations with their Headquarters

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List of Important International Organizations with their Headquarters:

This article provides you list of important International Organizations and with their Headquarters.An international organization is a body that promotes voluntary cooperation and coordination between or among its members.There are many types of International Organizations, but one way of categorizing them is to distinguish between intergovernmental organizations and supranational organizations.These organizations make major impact on countries, laws and even global prices from time to time. While Amnesty International is concerned with global peacekeeping, OPEC maintains stability in global demand and supply of oil.

Intergovernmental Organizations

Intergovernmental organization is composed of nation-states and it promotes voluntary co-operation and coordination among its members.Decisions and agreements reached in this type of organization however are not enforceable, and the members remain independent. The main thing about IGO is that the members do not surrender any power to it. The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization.DO check here to more about United Nations Organization

Supranational Organizations

supranational organization is different because member states do surrender power in specific areas to the higher organization. Decisions taken by a supranational organization must be obeyed by the member states. Often there are courts to determine when violations have occurred, although frequently enforcement mechanisms are not as effective as they are within nation states.

International Organizations List:

 Name of the Organization  HeadQuarter
 UNO New York,U.S
UNCTAD Geneva,Swizerland
WHO Geneva
ILO Geneva
WMO Geneva
WIPO Geneva
ISO Geneva
IMF Washington DC
World Bank Washington DC
UNESCO Paris,France
OECD Paris
UNIDO Vienna,Austria
IAEA Vienna
OPEC Vienna
Amnesty International London,U.K
Commonwealth of Nations London
IMO London
ICJ The Hague,Netherland
FAO Rome,Italy
NATO Brussels,Belgium
Transparency International Berlin,Germany
SAARC Kathmandu,Nepal
ASEAN Jakarta,Indonesia
APEC Singapore
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Jeddah,Saudi Arabia
EU Brussels
ICAO Montreal,Canada
UNAEC New York
 UNAIDS  Geneva
 UNCDF  New York
 UNODC  Vienna
 UNDP  New York
 UNEP  Nairobi,Kenya
 UNFCCC  Germany
 UNFPA  New York
 UNHCR  Geneva
 WTO(World Tourism Organization)  Madrid,Spain
 IOC  Lausanne, Switzerland
ICC Dubai
OPCW The Hague
WWF Switzerland
WEF Geneva, Switzerland

Abbreviations for above listed organizations

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC)

United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

World Meteorological Organization(WMO)

World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO)

International Organization for Standardization(ISO)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO)

International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC)

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO)

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC)

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC)

European Union (EU)
United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA)
International Cricket Council (ICC)

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Frame Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

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