Switzerland as Host Country for International Organizations

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Due to Switzerland’s history as a neutral and stable country, it is a natural home base for international organizations, whether the organization is a humanitarian body, a union, or a business association.

Switzerland hosts the global headquarters for:

The World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva

The World Economic Forum (WEF), Geneva

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund), Geneva

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Geneva

The International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), Lausanne

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Lausanne

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Geneva

The International Organization for Migration, Geneva

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva

The Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva

The International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO), Geneva

The Association of Iron Ore Exporting Countries (APEF), Geneva

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Geneva

The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), Geneva

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gland

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Basel

The Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), Bern

The Airlines Worldwide Telecommunications and Information Services (SITA), Geneva

The Airports Council International (ACI), Geneva

The South Centre, Geneva

The Universal Postal Union (UPU), Bern

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), Geneva

The Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation (AITIC), Geneva

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Geneva

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Geneva

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), Geneva

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), Geneva

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Geneva

The Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), Geneva

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Geneva

The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), Geneva

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), Geneva