List of intergovernmental organizations

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A ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization, in the Palace of Nations (Geneva, Switzerland).

The following is a list of the major existing intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).

For a more complete listing, see the Yearbook of International Organizations,[1] which includes 25,000 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), excluding for-profit enterprises, about 5,000 IGOs, and lists dormant and dead organizations as well as those in operation (figures as of the 400th edition, 2012/13).

United Nations and agencies[edit]

The UN has six principal organs:

The UN also includes various Funds, Programmes and specialized agencies:

The UN also includes subsidiary organs:

Agricultural research organizations[edit]

Fisheries organizations[edit]

Maritime organizations[edit]

Financial, trade, and customs organizations[edit]

Regional organizations[edit]

Organisations grouping almost all the countries in their respective continents. Note that Russia is member of both the Council of Europe (COE) and the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), and Cuba is a suspended member of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Several smaller regional organizations with non-overlapping memberships.
Several non-overlapping large alliances. Softer colours indicate observer/associate or candidate countries.






Cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and religious organizations[edit]

Educational organizations and universities[edit]

Law enforcement cooperation[edit]


Humanitarian organizations[edit]

Environmental organizations[edit]

Arms control[edit]

Energy organizations[edit]

Multi sector organizations[edit]

Nuclear power organizations[edit]

Sustainable energy organizations[edit]

Digital organizations[edit]

Ideological and political groupings[edit]




See also[edit]


  1. ^ Union of International Associations (ed.), Yearbook of international organizations, Leiden: Brill (six volumes in print format, plus online, subscription-based edition)
  2. ^ German Foreign Ministry, retrieved 6 July 2011