The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the internationally recognized governing body of the sport.
Five regional confederations are associated with the BWF:Edit
Asia: Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC)
Africa: Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA)
Americas: Badminton Pan Am (North America and South America belong to the same confederation; BPA)
Europe: Badminton Europe (BE)
Oceania: Badminton Oceania (BO)