The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is a nonprofit International Organization established in 1997 as an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). We are among the few organizations in the world dedicated to vaccines and vaccination for global health.

Our mission: Discover, develop, and deliver safe, effective, and affordable vaccines for global public health.

IVI is headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea, as our host country. The Republic of Korea, Sweden, and the World Health Organization (WHO) are among the 36 signatories to our international treaty.

Our approach is based on three components:

  1. Research – vaccine R&D, translational and field research
  2. Partnerships – product development partnerships, international research consortia, and networks
  3. Capacity-building – training, technical assistance, and technology transfers