In today’s globalized world it almost impossible for countries to remain in seclusion without interacting with other nations. These interactions can lead to certain disputes; they may also lead to the identification of trouble areas plaguing multiple nations.
Since the governmental bodies in different countries and their laws differ greatly it becomes difficult to decide about which law should prevail with regard to international level interactions.
In order to avoid conflict on these grounds and to ensure smooth functioning of the world order, various international organizations take up important roles. These international organizations have member nations from all over the world and act as a forum for diplomatic debates and negotiations.
Each international organization has a headquarters which is the control centre for the organization’s activities in the rest of the world. For the purpose of CLAT GK, this is one area which you must focus on.
Here is a list of some international organizations and their headquarters.
- United Nations– New York
- World Health Organization-Geneva, Switzerland
- United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization-Paris, France
- International Atomic Energy Agency-Vienna, Austria
- United Nations Childrens’ Fund-New York, USA
- UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women)-New York, USA
- International Paralympic Committee-Bonn, Germany
- World Bank-Washington DC, USA
- Commonwealth of Nations-London, UK
- Food and Agricultural Organization-Rome, Italy
- Amnesty International-London, UK
- Universal Postal Union-Bern, Switzerland
- Transparency International-Berlin, Germany
- Organization of Islamic Cooperation-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)-Zurich, Switzerland
- Fédération Internationale des Échecs(FIDE)-Athens, Greece
- Worldwide Fund for Nature-Gland, Switzerland
- International Shooting Sports Federation-Munich, Germany
- Doctors Without Borders-Geneva, Switzerland
- Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-The Hague, Netherlands
- South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation-Kathmandu, Nepal
- Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation-Ebene, Mauritius
- Association of South East Asian Nations-Jakarta, Indonesia
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Brussels, Belgium
- Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation-Singapore
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-Vienna, Austria
- United Nations Environment Programme-Nairobi, Kenya
- United Nations Office for Project Services-Copenhagen, Denmark
- European Union-Brussels, Belgium
- Arab League-Cairo, Egypt
- Andean Community-Lima, Peru
- Caribbean Community-Georgetown, Guyana
- Arab Maghreb Union-Rabat, Morocco
- African Union-Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Gulf Cooperation Council-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Nordic Council-Copenhagen, Denmark
- Union of South American States-Quito, Ecuador
- World Customs Organization-Brussels, Belgium
- World Tourism Organization-Madrid, Spain
- International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)-Lyon, France
- European Space Agency-Paris, France
- International Seabed Commission-Kingston, Jamaica
- World Toilet Organization-Singapore
- Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission-Bangkok, Thailand
- United Nations Population Fund-New York, USA
Now answer these questions.
Where is the International Monetary Fund headquarters located?
- Washington DC
Where is the headquarters of International Labour Organization located?
Where is the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry headquarters located?
- San Francisco
- Abu Dhabi
- Cape Town
Where is the headquarters of International Hydrographic Organization located?
Where is the International Cricket Council headquarters located?
- New Delhi
- Cape Town
Where is the headquarters of International Renewable Energy Agency located?
- Abu Dhabi
Where is the International Olympic Committee headquarters located?
Where is the headquarters of International Marine Organization located?
Where is the International Hockey Federation headquarters located?
Where is the headquarters of International Council on Monuments and Sites located?
- Hong Kong
- c-Washington DC
- a-Abu Dhabi