The United Nations System in Latvia
Latvia joined the United Nations in 1991 soon after the restoration of independence and since then has enjoyed a close working relationship with many of the diverse parts of the UN system. The United Nations is represented in Latvia by a number of United Nations funds, programmes and specialised agencies united by the Resident Coordinator system.
All the resident UN bodies - UNDCP, UNDP, UNHCR and WHO - are located in the United Nations House in the historic centre of the capital, Riga, which is also home to IOM. UNICEF and UNESCO have a national committee and national commission, respectively, and two Bretton Woods institutions - the World Bank and the IMF - also have representations in Latvia.
The UN system in Latvia has two long-term goals:
- to support and assist Latvia's strategies to build and strengthen national human and technical resources, i.e. Latvia's capacity to achieve sustainable human development; and
- to support coherent and coordinated national programme frameworks for all external assistance.
For more about the work of the UN system follow this link or click on an acronym on the left-hand side of this page.
You may contact us
in any of these ways:
Pils iela 21
Riga LV-1167, LATVIA
Tel: +371 - 750 3600
Fax: +371 - 750 3601