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The formal institutional structures transcending national boundaries that are created by a multilateral agreement among nation-states are called International Organizations (IOs). The duties and responsibilities of International Organizations are mani folded depending on the organization. ILO, EU, NATO, IMF, WHO, etc are some of the examples

List of Important International Organizations.

SR.noOrganizations NameAbbreviationHeadHeadquarters
UN Organizations
1,United Nations OrganizationUNOBan Ki MoonNew York City,USA.
2.United Nations Office On Drugs And CrimeUNDOCYury FedotovVienna.
3.United Nations Conference On Trade And DevelopmentUNCTADMukhisa KituyiGeneva.
4.United Nations High Commissioner For RefugeesUNHCRAntónio GuterresGeneva,Switzerland.
5.Food and Agriculture OrganizationFAOJosé Graziano da SilvaRome, Italy.
6.International Labour OrganizationILOGuy RyderGeneva, Switzerland.
7.International Civil Aviation OrganizationICAORoberto Kobeh Gonzalez (President), Raymond and Benjamin(Secretary General)Montreal,Quebec, Canada.
8.International Maritime OrganizationIMOEfthimios E. MitropoulosLondon,UK
9.United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUNHCRAntónioGuterresGeneva, Switzerland.
10.Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDSUNAIDSMichel SidibéGeneva, Switzerland.
11.United      Nations Atomic Energy CommissionUNAECMohamed ElBaradeiNew York City, USA.
12.United Nations Capital Development FundUNCDFNicola CrostaNew York City, USA.
13.United    Nations International Drug Control ProgrammeUNDCPNew York City, USA.
14.United Nations Children’s Education FundUNICEFAnthony LakeNew York City, USA.
15.United Nations Development ProgrammeUNDPHelen ClarkNew York City, USA.
16.United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUNESCOIrina BokovaParis, France.
17.United Nations Environment ProgrammeUNEPAchim SteinerNairobi, Kenya.
18.United Nations Frame Convention On Climate ChangeUNFCCCChristiana FigueresGermany.
19.United Nations Population FundUNFPADr.Babatunde OsotimehinNewyork,USA.
20.United    Nations   Human               Settlements ProgrammeUN-HabitatJoan Closi MatheuNairobi, Kenya.
21.United Nations High Commission for Human RightsUNHCHRNavanethemPillayGeneva, Switzerland
22.  United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute  UNICRI  Dr. Cindy J. Smith  Turin, Italy.
23.United Nations Industrial Development OrganizationUNIDOLi YongVienna, Austria.
24.United Nations Instutite for Disarmament Research    UNIDIRJarmo SarevaGeneva,Switzerland.
25.  United Nations International School  UNIS  Jane Camblin  Newyork,USA.
26.United Nations International Strategy for Disaster ReductionUNISDRWahlströmGeneva, Switzerland.
27.United Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeUNODCCristina AlbertinVienna, Austria.
30.United   Nations              Office              For              Project ServicesUNOPSThomas                            Ankerstjerne LundumCopenhagen,Denmark .
31.United Nations Postal AdministrationUNPABishar Abdirahman HusseinNewyork,USA.
32.United Nations Reserch Instutite For Social DevelopmentUNRISDSarah CookNetherlands.
33.United   Nations              Relief              And              Works Agency For Palestine Refugees In The Near East  UNRWA  Pierre Krähenbühl  Gaza City & Amman.
34.United Nations UniversityUNUDavid M. MaloneTokyo.
35.United nations for training & reserchUNITARSally Fegan-WylesGeneva,Switzerland.
36.Universal Postal UnionUPUÉdouard DayanBern, Switzerland.
37.World Health OrganizationWHOMargaret ChanGeneva, Switzerland.
38.World                      Intellectual                      Property OrganizationWIPOFrancis GurryGeneva, Switzerland.
39.World Food ProgrammeWFPJosette SheeranRome, Italy.
40.World Tourism OrganizationWTORoberto AzevêdoMadrid, Spain.
41.UNWOMEN Wings Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.New York City, United States
42.Division For The Advancement Of WomenDAW  
43.International Reserch And Tranining Instutite Of WomenINSTRAW
44.Office Of The Special Adviser To The Secretary-General On Gender Issues And Advancement Of Women  OSAGI
45.United Nations Development Fund For WomenUNIFEM
46.International Rescue CommitteeIRCDavid MilibandNew York City, US.
47.Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsOHCHRPrince Zeid bin RaadGeneva,Switzerland.
Political And Economic Organizations
48.European UnionEUHerman Van RompuyBrussels.
49.African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of StatesACPDr.Patrick GomesBrussels,Belgium.
50African UnionAURobert MugabeAddis Ababa, Johannesburg.
51.Andean CommunityCANPablo                       Guzmán LaugierLima, Peru.
52.Arab League(League of Arab States) Nabil ElarabyCairo.
53.Arab Maghreb UnionAMUHabib Ben Yahia.Rabat, Morocco.
54.Asia-Pacific Economic CooperationAPECDr.Alan BollardSingapore.
55.Association    of                       South East Asian
Nations
ASEANLe Luong MinhJakarta, Indonesia.
56.Caribbean CommunityCARICOMIrwin LaRocqueGeorgetown, Guyana.
57.Central American ParliamentPARLACENArmando BardalesGuatemala City.
58.Common Market of East and Southern AfricaCOMESASindiso NgwenyaLusaka, Zambia.
59.Commonwealth of Nations (British Commonwealth)Queen Elizabeth IILondon, UK
60.Commonwealth of Independent States (Russian Commonwealth)CISSergei LebedevMoscow,Russian.
61.Council of EuropeCoEThorbjornStrasbourg, France.
62.East African CommunityEACShikamoo MwalimuArusha.
63.Economic Coperation OrganisationECOShamil Aleskerov .Teheran ,Iran.
64.Economic Community Of West African StatesECOWAS Macky SallAbuja, Nigeria.
65.European Free Trade AssociationEFTAAndrea SchellerGeneva, Switzerland.
66.Gulf Cooperation CouncilGCCA.bin   Rashid  Al    Zayani Riyadh,Saudi Arabia.
67.Indian Ocean CommissionIOCMonique                       Andreas EsoavekomandrosoPort Louis, Mauritius.
68.Non-Aligned MovementNAMMahmoud AhmadinejadNew York City, USA.
69.Nordic Council Britt Bohlin OlssonCopenhagen, Denmark.
70.Organization for  Economic  Co-operation and DevelopmentOECDJose Angel GurriaParis, France.
71.Organization   for Security and Co-operation in EuropeOSCELamberto ZannierVienna, Austria.
72.Organization of American StatesOASLuis AlmagroWashington, D.C.
73.Organisation Eastern Caribbean                  of States OECSDidacus JulesCastries, Saint Lucia
74.Secretariat of the Pacific CommunitySPCDr.Colin                  Tukuitonga NoumeaNouméa.
75.Pacific Islands Forum Suva FijCanberra, Australia.
76.South Asian Association for Regional CooperationSAARCAhmed SaleemKathmandu, Nepal.
77.Southern        African                       Development CommunitySADCTomazSalomaoGaborone, Botswana.
78.Union of South American NationsUSANTabaré VázquezQuito, Ecuador.
79,Unrepresented   Nations    and                    Peoples OrganizationUNPORoberto Azevedo,The Netherlands.Hague,
80.World Trade OrganizationWTORoberto AzevedoGeneva, Switzerland.
81.Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificESCAPShamshad AkhtaBangkok,Thailand.
Military Organizations
82.North Atlantic Treaty OrganisationNATOAnders RasmussenFogh Brussels, Belgium.
83.European Security and Defence PolicyESDPFederica MogheriniParis.
84.Shanghai Cooperation OrganisationSCODmitry FyodorovichBeijing, China.
85.Collective Security Treaty OrganizationCSTONikolai BordyuzhaMoscow, Russia.
86.Peace and Security CouncilPSCAmara EssyAddis Ababa.
Financial organizations
87.World BankIBRDJim Yong KimWashington D.C, USA.
88.  African Development Bank  AfDBDonald Kaberuka, Rwanda Abidjan,Ivory                           Coast (statutory)&Tunis, Tunisia (temporary).
89.Asian Development BankADBTakehikonakaoMetro Manila, Philippines.
90.International Telecommunication UnionITUHamadounTouréGeneva, Switzerland.
91.International Standard OrganisationISODr. Zhang XiaogangLausanne, Switzerland.
92.European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentEBRDSuma ChakrabartiLondon.
93.European Investment BankEIBWerner HoyerPlateau, Luxembourg.
94.Economic and Social councilESCMartin SajdikNewyork,US.
95.Inter-American Development BankIADBLuis Alberto MorenoWashington, D.C,US.
96.International Monetary FundIMFChristine LagardeWashington, D.C,US.
97.Islamic Development BankIDBAhmad Mohamed AliJeddah, Saudi Arabia.
98.International Monetary FundIMFChristine LagardeWashington,D.C, US.
99.International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentIFADKanayo F. NwanzeRome, Italy.
100.International Parlimentary UnionIPUSaber Hossain ChowdhuryGeneva.
101.Bank for International SettlementsBISJaime CaruanaBasel, Switzerland.
102.Black Sea Trade and Development BankBSTDBIhsan Ugur DelikanliThessaloniki, Greece.
103.Caribbean Development BankCDBDr.William Warren SmithBridgetown, Barbados
104.Nordic Development FundNDFPasi HellmanHelsinki, Finland.
105.Nordic Investment BankNIBLars EibeholmHelsinki, Finland.
106.European Central BankECBMario DraghiFrankfurt, Germany.
107.Office of the High Commissioner For Human RightsOHCHRPrince Zeid bin Ra’adGeneva, Switzerland .
108.Organisation   for   the   Prohibition of Chemical Weapons  OPCW  AhmetÜzümcüThe Hague Netherlands.
109.Universal postal union (CPU)UPUBishar      Abdirahman HusseinBerne , Germany.
110.World Customs OrganisationWCOKunio MikuriyaBrussels , Belgium.
111.  World Meteorological Organization  WMOAlexander                    Bedritsky, (President),Michel Jarraud (Secretary).  Geneva, Switzerland.
112.World tourism organisationWTOTaleb RifaiMadrid, Spain.
113.Transparency International Huguette LabelleBerlin , Germany
Multilateral Banks
114.New Development BankNDBK. V. KamathShangai , China.
115.Asian Infrastructure Investment BankAIIBJin LiqunBeijing, China.
Multilateral Organisations
116.ASEAN Regional ForumARFLe Luong MinhJakartha, Indonesia.
117.  East Asia Summit  EAS  Najib RazakChina,Japan,India,Sou th Korea,Australia, Newzeland .
118.Arab LeagueALNabil ElarabyCairo , Egypt.
119.North American Free Trade AgreementNAFTACraig BriessWashington,D.C,USA
120.South Asian Free Trade AreaSAFTAArjun Bahadur Thapa 
121.  Common Wealth of Nation  CHNQueen    Elizabeth               II (President),Kamaleh Sharma(Secretary).  London
122.India , Brazil , South Africa(Dialogue Forum)IBSAPinak                         Ranjan ChakravartyIndia , Brazil , South Africa.
123.Sanghai Cooperation OrganisationSCODmitry FyodorovichBeijing , china.
124.Brazil,Russia,India,China,South Africa – Dialogue forumBRICS-2016Narendra ModiNew Delhi,India.
125.Indian Ocean Rim Association For Regional CooperationIOR-ARCK V BhagirathMauritius.
126.NonAligned    Movement Panchsheel agreementNAMHassan RouhaniNew       York              City, United States.
127.Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries  OPECEdmund Daukoru, Mohammed                              S. Barkindo,Vienna, Austria.
128.Organisation of Islamic CooperationOICIyad bin Amin MadaniJeddah,Saudi Arabia.
129.International  Criminal Police OrganizationINTERPOLRonald NobleLyon, France.
130.International Committee of the Red CrossICRCPeter MaurerGeneva, Switzerland.
Sports Organizations
131.Asian Football ConfederationAFCZhang JilongKuala                       Lumpur, Malaysia.
132.Confederation of African FootballCAFIssa Hayatou6th of October City, Egypt.
133.Confederation     of     North,  Central American and Caribbean Association Football  CONCACAF  Alfredo HawitMiami, Florida, U.S.
134.South American Football ConfederationCONMEBOLEugenio FigueredoLuque, Paraguay.
135.Oceania Football ConfederationOFCDavid ChungAuckland,                             New Zealand.
136.Union        of        European       Football AssociationsUEFAMichel PlatiniNyon, Switzerland.
137.World     Chess               Federation(Fédération Internationale des Échecs )FIDEKirsanIlyumzhinovAthens, Greece.
138.International Civil Service CommissionICSCKingston RhodeskNewyork ,USA.
139.International Federation of Association Football(Fédération                                   Internationale                           de Football Association)  FIFA  Sepp BlatterZürich, Switzerland.
140.International Cricket CouncilICCAlan IsaacDubai,United                             Arab Emirates.
141.International Olympic CommitteeIOCThomas BachLausanne, Switzerland.
142.International Paralympic CommitteeIPCXavier GonzalezBonn, Germany.
143.World      Rugby(International                Rugby Board)IRBSyd MillarDublin,Ireland.
144.Commonwealth Games FederationCGFDavid GrevembergLondon, UK.
145.International Tennis FederationITFFrancesco Ricci BittiLondon, UK.
146.Badminton World FederationBWFPoul-Erik Høyer Larsen.Kuala  Lumpur,Malaysia.
147.International Hockey FederationFIHLeandro NegreLausanne, Switzerland.
148.Oceania Football ConfederationOFCReynaldTemariiAuckland, New Zealand
149.Union        of                  European                  Football AssociationsUEFAMichel PlatiniNyon, Switzerland
Space Organisation
150.European Space AgencyESAJean-Jacques DordainParis,France.
151.International  Mobile Satellite OrganisationsIMSOMoin AhmedLondon,                          United Kingdom
152.Indian Space Research OrganisationISROA S Kiran KumarBangalore, India.
153.International                                   Telecommuication Satellite OrganisationINTELSATDavid McGladeWashington D.C,US.
154.National     Aeronautics                   and                   Space AdministrationNASACharles F. Bolden, Jr.Washington,    D.C.                        , USA.
155.United Kingdom Space AgencyUKSADr. David ParkerSwindon, Wiltshire.
156.China National Space AdministrationCNSAXu DazheBeijing, China.
157.Russian Federal Space AgencyRFSAIgor KomarovRoscosmos Moscw, Russia.
158.French Space AgencyCNESJoël BarreParis, France.
159.Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyJAXANaoki OkumuraTokyo, Japan.
160.German Aerospace CenterDLRPascale EhrenfreundCologne.
161.Italian Space AgencyASIRoberto BattistonRome, Italy.
Environmental Organizations
162.Agreement   on   the                     Conservation of Albatrosses and PetrelsACAPWarren PapworthTasmania, Australia.
163.Global Environment FacilityGEFNaoko IshiiWashington, D.C,US
164.Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeIPCCIsmail El GizouliGeneva , Switzerland.
165.International Union for Conservation of NatureIUCNInger AndersenGland, Switzerland.
166.Partnerships         in                             Environmental Management for the Seas of East AsiaPEMSEAStephen Adrian RossQuezon                             City, Philippines.
Fisheries Organizations
167.Asia-Pacific Fishery CommissionAPFICColin TukuitongaBangkok, Thailand.
168.Indian Ocean Tuna CommissionIOTCRondolph PayetVictoria, Seychelles.
169.Inter-American Tropical Tuna CommissionIATTCGuillermo.A.CompeánSan Diego,US.
170.International  Commission for  the Conservation of Atlantic TunasICCATDriss MeskiMadrid, Spain.
171.International  Pacific Halibut CommissionIPHCTamara BriggieSeattle, USA
172.International Whaling CommissionIWCDr.Simon Brockington.Impington,Cambridge – UK.
173.North       East       Atlantic                Fisheries OrganizationNEAFOKjartan HoydalDartmouth, Canada.
174.North Atlantic Salmon Conservation OrganizationNASCODr.Ciaran ByrneEdinburgh,UK.
175.Pacific Salmon CommissionPSCSusan FarlingerVancouver,British Columbia.
176.Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSEAFDECDr ShibunoBangkok, Thailand.
177.International  Hydrographic OrganizationIHORobert WardMonaco.
178.International Seabed AuthorityISASandor MulsowKingston, Jamaica.
179.International Council  for the Exploration of the SeaICESAdi KellermanCopenhagen, Denmark.
Energy organizations
180.International Atomic Energy AgencyIAEAYukiya AmanoVienna, Austria.
181.Nuclear Non-Proliferation TreatyNPTMikhail UlyanovNew York,USA
182.Comprehensive Test  Ban Treaty OrganizationCTBTDr. Lassina ZerboVienna, Austria.
183.Nuclear Supplies GroupNSGRafael Mariano GrossiVienna,Austria.
184.International Energy AgencyIEAMaria        van                  der HoevenParis, France.
185.Energy Charter TreatyECTProfessor                          Adnan Amkhan BaynoBrussels, Belgium.
186.International Energy ForumIEFDr.Aldo                         Flores- QuirogaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia.
187.International  Renewable   Energy AgencyIRENAAdnan Z. AminAbu Dhabi.
188.European Atomic Energy CommunityEAECYantusBrussels, Belgium.
189.Nuclear Energy AgencyNEAJane ChuParis, France.
190World      Association  of   Nuclear OperatorsWANOPedro FigueiredoLondon,United Kingdom.
Other Important Organization
191.Colombo Plan Tay Bian HowColombo, Sri Lanka.
192.Antarctic Treaty SystemATSJan HuberWashington,D.C, USA.
193.Intergovernmental                                     Authority on DevelopmentIGADMahboubMaalimDjibouti City.
194.International Court of JusticeICJHisashiOwadaThe                         Hague, Netherlands.
195.International Criminal CourtICCSong SangThe                         Hague, Netherlands.
196.International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent SocietiesIFRCElhadj As SyGeneva, Switzerland
197.International                              Organization                          for MigrationIOMWilliam Lacy SwingGeneva, Switzerland.
198.International    Centre    for                         Migration Policy DevelopmentICMPDGabriela AbadoVienna, Austria
199World Toilet OrganizationWTOJack SimSingapore.

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