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:

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.

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Pils iela 21
Riga LV-1167, LATVIA

Tel: +371 - 750 3600
Fax: +371 - 750 3601