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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 2014K.V. Kamath
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 1945Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)New York, US 11 December 1946Henrietta Fore
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD)Geneva, Switzerland  30 December 1964Mukhisa Kituyi (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 1995
Pascal Lamy
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)Geneva, Switzerland 23 March 1950Petteri Taalas  (Secretory General)
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)Geneva, Switzerland 14 July 1967Francis Gurry (CEO)
International Committee of the Red CrossGeneva, Switzerland 17 February 1863Peter Maurer (President)
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 1961Jose Angel Gurria (Secretary-General‎)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Vienna, Austria 29 July 1957Rafael Grossi
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)Vienna, Austria  September 1960Mohammed Barkindo (Secretary General)
Amnesty InternationalLondon, UKJuly 1961Kumi Naidoo
International Maritime Organisation (IMO)London, UK 17 March 1948Kitack Lim
Commonwealth of NationsLondon, UK 11 December 1931Head – Queen Elizabeth IISecretary-General- Patricia Scotland
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)Kathmandu, Nepal  8 December 1985Esala Ruwan Weerakoon
Association of South East Nations (ASEAN)Jakarta, Indonesia 8 August 1967Dato Lim Jock Hoi Mon
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)Singapore November 1989Muhyiddin Muhammad Yassin (Chairperson)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)Brussels, Belgium 4 April 1949Jens Stoltenberg(Secretary-General)
International Cricket Council (ICC)Dubai, UAE 15 June 1909Chairperson: Shashank Manohar CEO: Manu Sawhney
Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO)Rome, Italy 16 October 1945Qu Dongyu
International Court of Justice (ICJ)The Hague, The Netherland 26 June 1945Abdulqawi Yusuf
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 1961Carter Roberts
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 1930Jens Weidmann

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