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International Organizations and Their Headquarters and Heads

Check list of International Organizations and Their Headquarters and Heads - Some questions are asked in banking and other examinations on international org. names, their Head / Chief / CEO / chairman / president and the place of their offices. Those candidates who are preparing for bank exams should have knowledge of Important International Organizations and their headquarters and Heads. Below are some of them to help you prepare for the exams.

International Organizations and their Headquarters and Head

Here is the list of Important International Financial / Banking / other organizations and their Heads for preparation of IBPS Examinations. 
Organization Name - Post - Name of Head/ Chief / President / Secretary General - Headquarter
  1. United Nations - Secretary-General - Ban Ki Moon, South Korea.
  2. World Bank - President – Jim Yong Kim, Korea
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization - Director-General – José Graziano da Silva, Brazil.
  4. International Atomic Energy Agency - Director-General – Yukiya Amano, Japan.
  5. International Labour Organization Director- General – Guy Ryder, UK.
  6. International Civil Aviation Organization - President of the Council – Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez, Mexico - Secretary-General – Raymond Benjamin, France.
  7. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director – Anthony Lake, United States.
  8. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General – Irina Bokova, Bulgaria.
  9. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights High Commissioner – NavanethemPillay, South Africa.
  10. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - High Commissioner – AntónioGuterres, Portugal.
  11. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) - Director-general – KandehYumkella, Sierra Leone.
  12. World Food Programme (WFP) - Executive Director – JosetteSheeran, United States.
  13. World Health Organization (WHO) - Director-General – Margaret Chan, China.
  14. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - President – Alexander Bedritsky, Russia.
  15. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General – Michel Jarraud, France.
  16. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) - Secretary-General – TalebRifai, Jordan.
  17. Commonwealth of Nations Head – Queen Elizabeth II, Secretary-General – Kamalesh Sharma, India.
  18. Commonwealth of Independent States Executive Secretary – Sergei Lebedev, Russia.
  19. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) - Executive Director – Muhamad Noor, Malaysia.
  20. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - Secretary-General – Le Luong Minh, Vietnam.
  21. Central American Parliament President – DorindoCortéz, Panama.
  22. Common Market of East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretary-General – SindisoNgwenya, Zimbabwe.
  23. Council of Europe - Secretary General – ThorbjørnJagland, Norway.
  24. President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) MevlütÇavuşoğlu, Turkey.
  25. President of the European Court of Human Rights Jean-Paul Costa, France
  26. East African Community Secretary-General – Richard Sezibera, Rwanda
  27. Group of Eight (G8) President (informal) – David Cameron, United Kingdom 
  28. Indian Ocean Commission Secretary-General – Monique Andreas Esoavekomandroso, Madagascar.
  29. Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Chairman – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran
  30. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Secretary-General – Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Denmark.
  31. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General – José ÁngelGurría, Mexico.
  32. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) -Secretary-General – LambertoZannier, Italy.
  33. European Union (EU) Presidency of the European Council – Herman Van Rompuy
  34. European Ombudsman NikiforosDiamandouros, Greece
  35. President of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) Peter Straub, Germany
  36. President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) - Werner Hoyer, Germany
  37. President of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) - VassiliosSkouris, Greece
  38. President of the European Court of Auditors Hubert Weber, Austria
  39. President of the Economic and Social Committee (ESC) – Anne-Marie Sigmund, Austria.
  40. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation - Secretary-General – Ahmed Saleem, Maldives.
  41. Southern African Development Community - Executive Secretary - TomazSalomão, Mozambique.
  42. Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) - Secretary-General – Roberto Azevêdo, Brazil.
  43. World Trade Organization (WTO) - Director-General – Roberto Azevêdo, Brazil.
  44. African Development Bank President – Donald Kaberuka, Rwanda
  45. Asian Development Bank President – Takehikonakao, Japan
  46. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President – Suma Chakrabarti, India
  47. Islamic Development Bank (IDB) President – Ahmad Mohamed Ali, Saudi Arabia.
  48. Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) President – Luis Alberto Moreno, Colombia
  49. International Monetary Fund Managing Director – Christine Lagarde, France.


In short, below are some International Organizations and their Headquarters
1. UNO - New York
2. UNICEF - New York
3. UNIDO - Vienna
4. UNESCO - Paris
5. IMF - Washington DC
6. UNFPA - New York
7. ILO - Geneva
8. WTO - Geneva
9. WHO - Geneva
10. International Committee of the Red Cross - Geneva.
11. World Meteorological Organisation - Geneva.
12. World Intellectual Property Organization - Geneva.
13. International Standards Organisation - Geneva.
14. International Maritime Organisation - London.
15. Commonwealth of Nations - London.
16. Amnesty International - London.
17. UNEP( united nations environmental programme) - Nairobi (Kenya).
18. SAARC - Kathmandu
19. Food and Agricultural Organisation - Rome.
20. Transparency International - Berlin
21. World Bank - Washington D.C.
22. International Renewable Energy Agency - Abu Dhabi (UAE) (Interim HQs)
23. Universal Postal Union - Berne.
24. International Atomic Energy Agency- Vienna.
25. International Court Of Justice - The Hague .