Who Runs What–A Survey of International Organizations

The excitement over who will be the next director of the International Atomic Energy Agency has got me thinking:  Who runs the world? Or, more accurately, who runs organizations designed to add order and structure to international cooperation?

Here is a back-of-the envelope roundup of all the international organizations of which I could think.  Have I missed any?  Would you have counted FIFA? A prize goes to the reader who can correctly pick the nationality of the person who runs the Universal Postal Union.  No cheating!

United Nations:  Ban Ki Moon, South Korea

International Criminal Court :  Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocamo, Argentina; President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, South Korea 

NATO: Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Denmark

World Bank: Robert Zoellick, United States

International Monetary Fund: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, France

International Court of Justice: Judge Hisashi Owada,  Japan

World Food Program:  Josette Sheeran, United States

International Atomic Energy Agency: Mohammed el Baradei, Egypt

Unicef:  Ann M. Venemen, United States

World Health Organization:  Dr. Margaret Chan, China/Hong Kong/Canada

Interpol:  Ronald K Noble, United States

International Civil Aviation Organization: Dr. Taieb Cherif, Algeria

International Maritime Organization: Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Greece

Universal Postal UnionEdouard Dayan, France

International Labor Organization: Juan Somavia, Chile

International Organization for Migration:  William Lacy Swig, United States

 

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