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General Knowledge for OAS Prelims: International Organisation

International Organisation – Year of Establishment – Head Quarter

1. The United Nations – October 24, 1945 – New York, USA

2. SAARC – 8 December 1985 – Kathmandu, Nepal

3. The European Union – 1st November 1993 – City of Brussels, Belgium

4. ASEAN – 8 August, 1967 – Jakarta, Indonesia

5. NATO – 4 April 1949 – Brussels, Belgium

6. OECD – 30 September 1961 – Paris, France

7. OPEC – September 1960 – Vienna, Austria

8. OIC – 25 September 1969 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

9. BIMSTEC – 1997 – Dhaka, Bangladesh

10. SCO – 26 April 1996 – Beijing, China

11. WEF – 1971 – Cologny, Switzerland

12. BRICS – 2006

13. African Union – 26 May 2001 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

14. OAS – 2006 – Washington, D.C., United States

15. APEC – 1989 – Singapore

16. Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation – 1995

17. GCC – 1981 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

18. World Bank – 1944 – Washington, D.C., United States

19. International Monetary Fund (IMF) – 1945 – Washington, D.C., United States

20. INTERPOL – 1923 – Lyon, France

End Notes:  
1. SAARC – South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
2. ASEAN – Association of South East Asian Nations
3. NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Association
4. OECD – Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
5. OPEC – Organisation of Pertoleum Exporting Groups
6. OIC – Organisation of Islamic Conference
7. BIMSTEC  -Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
8. SCO – Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
9. WEF – World Economic Forum
10. OAS – Organisation of American States
11. APEC- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooeration
12. GCC – Gulf Cooperation Council

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