Starting 2nd April – APSIP Essay Course with K Siddhartha
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This is a ready reference list for important organisations & their HQ. You won’t be asked a direct question on this but this may form one of the options in the listicles questions @IAS Prelims.
[IAS 2014] With reference to a grouping of countries known as BRICS, consider the following statements :
1. The First Summit of BRICS was held in Rio de Janeiro in 2009.
2. South Africa was the last to join the BRICS grouping.
Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
[CDS 2015] Which of the following statements with regard to New Development Bank BRICS, formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is/are correct?
1. The Headquarters of the Bank is situated at Moscow, Russia.
2. K. V. Kamath is the first President of the Bank.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
Such questions may very well have a statement on HQs.
Mnemonics form an integral part of such rote learning. We would encourage the students to come up with their innovative tikdams on this. Some examples are:
I AM A COMMON MAN IN LONDON
I for IMO
AM for amnesty international
COMMON for Commonwealth
All of the three organisation have the headquarters in LONDON
“Commonwealth” me “London” ne bazi “Mari”.
Commonwealth of Nations & International Maritime organization – Both have London as their HQ
Put more in the comments!
|United Nations Organisation||New York|
|United Nations Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF)||New York|
|United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)||New York|
|United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)||Geneva|
|World Health Organisation||Geneva|
|International Labour Organisation||Geneva|
|International Committee of the Red Cross||Geneva|
|World Trade Organisation||Geneva|
|World Meteorological Organisation||Geneva|
|World Intellectual Property Organization||Geneva|
|International Organization for Standardization||Geneva|
|United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)||Paris|
|UN Women||New York|
|Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)||Paris|
|United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)||Vienna|
|International Atomic Energy Agency||Vienna|
|Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)||Vienna|
|International Monetary Fund (IMF)||Washington DC|
|World Bank||Washington DC|
|International Maritime Organisation||London|
|Commonwealth of Nations||London|
|International Court Of Justice||The Hague|
|Universal Postal Union||Berne|
|Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)||Rome|
|North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)||Brussels|
|International Renewable Energy Agency||Abu Dhabi (UAE)|
|South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation||Kathmandu|
|Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)||Jakarta|
|Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)||Singapore|
|Organisation of Islamic Cooperation||Jeddah|
|Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation||Ebene, Mauritius|
|Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons||The Hague, The Netherlands|
|International Olympic Committee||Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Worldwide Fund for Nature||Gland, Switzerland|
|International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry||Zurich, Switzerland|
|World Economic Forum||Geneva, Switzerland|
|International Hydrographic Organization||Monaco|
|International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)||Monaco|
|Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)||Zurich, Switzerland|
|International Cricket Council (ICC)||Dubai, UAE|
|International Hockey Federation (FIH)||Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Fédération internationale des échecs (FIDE) or World Chess Federation||Athens, Greece|
|International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)||Gland, Switzerland|
|Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)||Los Angeles, USA|
|Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders||Geneva, Switzerland|
|International Shooting Sports Federation||Munich, Germany|
|International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)||Paris, France|