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Inter-governmental Organizations - Headquarters and Current Chiefs

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Here are all the Inter-governmental Organizations with their Headquarters and Current Chiefs.

Important (51)

Organization Name Year of Formation Headquarters Name of Current Chief
United Nations
UN General Assembly 1945 New York Peter Thomson (Fiji)
UN Security Council 1945 ..Changed Monthly..
UN Economic and Social Council 1945 Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava
UN Secretariat 1945 António Guterres (Portugal)
International Court of Justice 1945 The Hague (Netherlands) Ronny Abraham (France)
Food and Agriculture Organization 1945 Rome (Italy) Jose Graziano da Silva
International Labour Organization 1919 Geneva (Switzerland) Guy Ryder
International Maritime Organization 1959 London (UK) Ki Tack Lim
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 1946 New York (USA) Anthony Lake
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 1945 Paris (France) Irina Bokova
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 1972 Nairobi (Kenya) Achim Steiner
World Health Organization 1948 Geneva (Switzerland) Margaret Chan
World Intellectual Property Organization 1967 Geneva (Switzerland) Francis Gurry
World Food Programme 1961 Rome (Italy) David Beasley
World Tourism Organization 1957 Madrid (Spain) Taleb Rifai
United Nations Development Programme 1965 New York (USA) Helen Clark
United Nations Capital Development Fund 1966 New York (USA) Judith Karl (Executive Secretary)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization 1966  Vienna (Austria) Li Yong
International Union for Conservation of Nature 1948 Gland, Switzerland Inger Andersen (Director General, Zhang Xinsheng (President)
Arms Control
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 1997 The Hague, Netherlands Ahmet Uzumcu
International Energy Agency 1974 Paris (France) Fatih Birol
International Renewable Energy Agency 2009 Masdar City (United Arab Emirates) Adnan Amin
Nuclear Energy Agency 1958 Paris (France) William D. Magwood, IV
International Atomic Energy Agency 1957 Vienna (Austria) Yukiya Amano
Economic Institutions
International Monetary Fund 1945 Washington, D.C.( United States) Christine Lagarde
Asian Development Bank 1966 Manila (Philippines) Takehiko Nakao
International Fund for Agricultural Development 1977 Rome (Italy) Kanayo F. Nwanze
African Development Bank 1964 Ivory Coast Akinwumi Adesina
Bank for International Settlements 1930 Basel, Switzerland Jaime Caruana
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 1961  Paris (France) Jose Angel Gurria
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) 1960 (Effective from 1961) Vienna (Austria) President - Diezani Alison-Madueke,Secretary General - Abdallah el-Badri
European Central Bank 1998 Frankfurt (Germany) Mario Draghi
Green Climate Fund 2010 Incheon, South Korea Howard Bamsey
World Bank Group
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1945 Washington, D.C. (United States) Jim Yong Kim
International Development Association 1960 Jim Yong Kim
International Finance Corporation 1956 Philippe Le Houérou
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency 1988 Keiko Honda
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 1965 Meg Kinnear
World Customs Organization 1952 Brussels (Belgium) Kunio Mikuriya
World Trade Organization 1995 Geneva (Switzerland) Roberto Azevêdo
International Criminal Court 2002 (Rome Statute was adopted in 1998 ) The Hague (Netherlands) Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi
European Commission 1958   Jean-Claude Juncker
European Parliament 1952   Martin Schulz
European Council 1961   Donald Tusk
Council of Europe 1949 Strasbourg (France) Thorbjorn Jagland
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 1954 Meyrin (Switzerland) Fabiola Gianotti
European Space Agency 1975 Paris (France) Jean-Jacques Dordain
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 1967 Jakarta (Indonesia) Le Luong Minh
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 1985 Kathmandu (Nepal) Arjun Bahadur Thapa
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) 1949 Brussels (Belgium) Jens Stoltenberg
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 1989 Singapore Alan Bollard
African Union Commission   Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
African Union 2001 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Roger Nkodo Dang



Semi-Important (34)

Organization Name Year of Formation Headquarters Name of Current Chief
United Nations
United Nations Development Fund for Women 1976 New York (USA) Inés Alberdi
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 1950 Geneva ( Switzerland) Filippo Grandi
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 1994 Geneva ( Switzerland) Michel Sidibé
United Nations Population Fund 1969 New York (USA) Babatunde Osotimehin
United Nations Human Settlements Programme 1978 Nairobi (Kenya) Joan Clos
United Nations Volunteers 1970 Bonn (Germany) Richard Dictus
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 2010 New York (USA) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
United Nations University 1973 Japan David M. Malone
World Wide Fund For Nature 1961 Gland, Switzerland Yolanda Kakabadse (President) Marco Lambertini (Director General)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 1988   Hoesung Lee
Global Environment Facility 1991 Washington (USA) Naoko Ishii
International Organization for Migration 1951 Geneva, Switzerland William Lacy Swing
International Hydrographic Organization 1921 Monaco Robert Ward (President)
Arms Control
Nuclear Suppliers Group 1974  Argentina (Curent Chair)  
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe 1973 Vienna (Austria) Lamberto Zannier
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Vienna, Austria  
International Whaling Commission 1946  Impington (England)  
International Seabed Authority 1994 Kingston (Jamaica)  
Economic Institutions
International Bureau of Weights and Measures 1875 Sevres (France) M.J.T. Milton
African Development Bank 1964 Ivory Coast Akinwumi Adesina
Bank for International Settlements 1930 Basel, Switzerland Jaime Caruana
Nordic Investment Bank 1976 Helsinki (Finland)  
Islamic Development Bank and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation 1975 Jeddah(Saudi Arabia) Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani
Energy Community 2006 Vienna (Austria) Janez Kopac
European Science Foundation 1974 Strasbourg, France Par Omling
European Southern Observatory 1962 Garching (Germany) Tim de Zeeuw
Collective Security Treaty Organization 1992 (as Collective Security Treaty), 2002 (as Collective Security Treaty Organization) Moscow (Russia) Nikolai Bordyuzha
Economic Cooperation Organization 1985 Tehran (Iran) Halil Ibrahim Akca
Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) 2008   President - Nicolas Maduro, Secretary General - Ernesto Samper
Central American Parliament 1991 Guatemala Jose Antonio Alvarado Correa
Commonwealth of Nations 1949 UK SG - Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Chairperson-in-Office - Joseph Muscat
Arab League 1945 Cairo (Egypt) Arab League Secretariat - Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Arab Parliament - Ali Al-Daqbaashi


Regular (21)

Organization Name Headquarters Name of Current Chief
International Centre for Migration Policy Development Vienna (Austria) Peter Widermann
Antarctic Treaty Secretariat Buenos Aires, Argentina  
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea Copenhagen, Denmark  
Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission Thailand 
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Victoria (Seychelles)  
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission California (USA)  
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Canada  
North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization UK  
Pacific Salmon Commission Columbia Susan Farlinger
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Thailand  
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission USA Charles Karnella
Energy / Nuclear Energy
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Vienna (Austria)  
European Free Trade Association Geneva (Switzerland) Kristinn F. Arnason
European Patent Organisation Munich (Germany)  
Council of the Baltic Sea States Stockholm (Sweden) Jan Lundin
Southern African Development Community Gaborone (Botswana)  
Economic Community of West African States   John Dramani Mahama
Organization of American States Washington, D.C. José Miguel Insulza
Caribbean Community Georgetown (Guyana) Secretary-General - Irwin LaRocque, Chairman Gaston Browne
Association of Caribbean States Port-of-Spain (Trinidad) Alfonso Munera Cavadia
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Saint Lucia Chairman - Roosevelt Skerrit, Director General - Didacus Jules