The Italo-Latin American International Organization (IILA) is an intergovernmental body headquartered in Rome. The organization was established in 1966 under the name Instituto Italo-Latino Americano by then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amintore Fanfani, who envisioned IILA as a tool for stimulating and strengthening relations between Italy and Latin America. The member states of the Organization are Italy and the 20 Republics of Latin America – Argentina, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama , Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Since 2007, IILA has been an observer member of the United Nations General Assembly, since 2018 of the EU-ECLAC Ministerial Meetings and, since 2018, it is a special guest at the Ibero-American Summits.
Since its creation, IILA has played an important role in facilitating relations between Italy, Europe, and Latin America, acting in the cultural, socioeconomic, technical-scientific and cooperation fields, using tools such as: meetings with industry experts, sponsorship of events and scholarships, promotion of congresses, conferences, exhibitions and other events, and the implementation of cooperation projects in Latin American countries. Since 2017, it has also completed various activities that target the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.