The International Federation of Architects is the only federation of the non-governmental organization that represents architects. The International Federation of Exhibitions was established in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1948. The headquarters of the General Secretariat is in Paris. It is recognized as the only global architectural organization by most of the United Nations agencies, including UNESCO, the United Nations Center for Human Settlements, the World Health Organization, as well as the World Trade Organization. The current President is Thomas Vonnier from the USA.