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World Organisations




United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD):

Established in - 1964
Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland
United Nation Conference on Trade and development (UNCTAD) was established in 1964 to maximize the activity trade and development between developing countries on an equitable basis. Presently 193 countries become the member of UNCTAD. Headquarter of UNCTAD is on Geneva, Switzerland; where 400 workers works for UNCTAD.


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development:

Established in - 16th April, 1948 (As OEEC) / 30th September 1961(As OECD)
Organisation for Economic co-operation and development made in 16th April, 1948 as OEEc and become OECD on 30th September. 34 most developed countries are the member of this organisation. Starting from England, UK, France, Germany there are countries like Australia, Newzeland, Japan involve in this organisation. The main aim of OECD is to simulate economic progress and world trade.


United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO):

Established in - 16th November, 1945
Headquarters - Paris, France
UNESCO made in 1945, to maintain peace and security worldwide through Education, Science and Culture. It also involves with the protection of culture and natural heritage places of the whole world.


World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA):

Established in - 10th November, 1999
Headquarters - Montreal, Quebec
This organisation made in 1999 in Switzerland to stop drugs in sports.


General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT):

Started 1948, lasted until 1994.
After the failure of International trade organisation (ITO), GATT was came to break all the barriers on International Trade and Tariffs. There were 23 countries signed in GATT. Australia, Belgium, Brasil, Myanamar, Canada, Srilanka, Chili, China, Cuba, Check republic, france, India, Lebanan, Luxembarg, Netherlands, Newzeland, Norway, Pakistan, South Rodesia, Siria, South Africa, UK, US. The working of GATT getting slow after the commencement of WTO on 1st Jan, 1995.


International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC):

Established in - 1918
IUPAC established in 1919 for developing standard naming for chemical elements and compounds worldwide. National chemical societies of each state are the member of IUPAC.


United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF):

Established in - 11th December 1946
Headquarters - New York, USA
UNICEF was created to provide emergency food and health care services to children of those countries, devastated by world war II. Headquarter of UNESCO is in Newyork. All the services are provided to UNESCO from Copenhagen. The logo of UNESCO is shown on the shirts of the football team FC Barcelona.


World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF):

Established in - September, 1961
Headquarters - Gland, Vaud, Switzerland
WWF made for conservation, research and restoration of environment which working within more than 100 countries.


World Trade Organisation (WTO):

Established in - 1st January, 1995
Headquarters - Centre william Rappard, Geneva, Switzerland
WTO made by replacing GATT (General Agreement on Tariff and Trade). It deals with the trade between member countries.


List of World Organization and their Headquarters

OrganizationsHeadquarterAbout
UNCTAD Geneva United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNO New York United Nation Organizations
UNESCO Paris
UNICEF New York United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
WHO Geneva World Health Organisation
UNFPA New York
SAARC Kathmandu
OPEC Vienna, Austria Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
ASEAN Jakarta, Indonesia Association of South East Nations
World Bank Washington D.C
IBRD Washington International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ADB Manila Asian Development Bank
ADB Abidjan, C te d’Ivoire African Development Bank
IMF Washington DC International Monetory Fund
WTO Geneva, Switzerland World Trade Organisation
NATO Brussels, Belgium North Atlantic Treaty Organization
International Court Of Justice The Hague, Netherland
IAEA Vienna International Atomic Energy Agency
IDA Washington International Development Association
IFC Washington International Finance Corporation
UNIDO Vienna United Nations Industrial Development Organization
International Committee of the Red Cross Geneva
APEC Singapore Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ICAO Montreal International Civil Aviation Organization
International Maritime OrganisationLondon
FAO Rome, France Food and Agricultural Organisation
World Meteorological Organisation Geneva
Amnesty International London
IFAD Rome International Fund for Agricultural Development
ILO Geneva International Labor Organization
Commonwealth of Nations London
UPU Berne Universal Postal Union
ITU Geneva International Telecommunications Union
IMO London International Maritime Organization
WIPO Geneva World Intellectual Property Organization
ACU Teheran Asian Clearing Union