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In this article, we are publishing the list of Important International Organisations’ Establishment Dates, Heads and Headquarters. Questions on this Static GK topic often make their way to the general awareness sections of exams like SBI Clerk Mains, RBI Assistant Mains, SEBI Grade A Phase I etc. This list is also useful for SSC exams like SSC CHSL and SSC CGL etc. We suggest that you revise this list on a regular basis. You can also buy a world map and try to recall which place associates to the headquarter of which organization. Let’s now have a look at some sample questions on this topic.

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Sample Questions on Important International Organisations’ Establishment Dates, Heads and Headquarters

Question 1: Where is the headquarter of WHO (World Health Organization)?

Answer: Geneva, Switzerland


Question 2: What is the establishment date of International Maritime Organisation (IMO)?

Answer:  17 March 1948


Question 3: David R. Malpass is the President of which renowned organization?

Answer: World Bank


Question 4: Where is OPEC headquartered?

Answer: Vienna, Austria


Question 5: Who is the Chairwoman and Managing Director of IMF?

Answer: Kristalina Georgieva

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OrganizationHeadquarterEstablishment DatePresident/ General Secretary/Head
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)Beijing, China 16 January 2016Jin Liqun
New Development Bank (BRICS Development Bank)Shanghai, China  15 July 2014Marcos Prado Troyjo
Asian Development Bank (ADB)Mandaluyong, Philippines 19 December 1966Masatsugu Asakawa
International Monetary Fund (IMF)Washington DC, US 27 December 1945Kristalina Georgieva
World Bank (WB)Washington DC, USJuly 1944David R. Malpass
United Nations Organization (UN)New York, US24 October 1945António Guterres (Secretary-General)
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)New York, US 1945Volkan Bozkır
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)New York, US 11 December 1946Henrietta Fore
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD)Geneva, Switzerland  30 December 1964Isabelle Durant (Acting Secretary-General )
World Health Organization (WHO)Geneva, Switzerland 7 April 1948Tedros Adhanom (Director- General)
World Economic Forum (WEF)Geneva, SwitzerlandJanuary 1971Klaus Schwab
International Labour Organisation (ILO)Geneva, Switzerland 1919Guy Ryder (Director- General)
World Trade Organisation (WTO)Geneva, Switzerland  1 January 1995Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Director- General)
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)Geneva, Switzerland 23 March 1950Gerhard Adrian (President), Petteri Taalas  (Secretory General)
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)Geneva, Switzerland 14 July 1967Daren Tang (Director-General)
International Committee of the Red CrossGeneva, Switzerland 17 February 1863Peter Maurer (President), Robert Mardini (Director-General)
United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)Paris, France  16 November 1945Audrey Azoulay (Director- General)
Organisation for Economic Cooperation &Development (OECD)Paris, France  30 September 1961José Ángel Gurría (Secretary-General‎)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Vienna, Austria 29 July 1957Rafael Mariano Grossi
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)Vienna, Austria  September 1960Mohammed Barkindo (Secretary General)
Amnesty InternationalLondon, UKJuly 1961Agnès Callamard (Secretary-General)
International Maritime Organisation (IMO)London, UK 17 March 1948Kitack Lim
Commonwealth of NationsLondon, UK 11 December 1931Head – Queen Elizabeth II, Secretary-General- The Baroness Scotland of Asthal
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)Kathmandu, Nepal  8 December 1985Esala Ruwan Weerakoon
Association of South East Nations (ASEAN)Jakarta, Indonesia 8 August 1967Lim Jock Hoi
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)Singapore November 1989Jacinda Ardern (Chairperson)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)Brussels, Belgium 4 April 1949Jens Stoltenberg (Secretary-General)
International Cricket Council (ICC)Dubai, UAE 15 June 1909Chairperson: Greg Barclay, CEO: Manu Sawhney
Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO)Rome, Italy 16 October 1945Qu Dongyu
International Court of Justice (ICJ)The Hague, The Netherland 26 June 1945Joan Donoghue
International Olympic Committee (IOC)Lausanne, Switzerland 23 June 1894Thomas Bach
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)Zurich, Switzerland  21 May 1904Gianni Infantino
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)Gland, Switzerland29 April 1961Pavan Sukhdev
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)Dhaka, Bangladesh   6 June 1997BIMSTEC uses the alphabetical order for the Chairmanship. The Chairmanship of BIMSTEC has been taken in rotation commencing with Bangladesh.
World Anti-Doping AgencyMontreal, Canada10 November 1999Witold Bańka
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)Basel, Switzerland 17 May 1930Agustín Carstens

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