UNOOSA Director, Ms. Aarti Holla-Maini, maintains responsibility for the Office's management and administration, provides strategic guidance to its work and ensures that it is implemented in accordance with the mandates of the General Assembly, the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), and the established policies of the United Nations. She develops the work programme of the Office and ensures the Office's efficiency, transparency and accountability.
Ms. Holla-Maini serves as the senior advisor to the Secretary-General and represents the SG at meetings and conferences on matters relating to the peaceful exploration and use of outer space. She also discharges the Secretary-General's obligations under the UN treaties and principles on outer space.
Alongside the team in the Office of the Director, Ms. Holla-Maini oversees and coordinates the strategic direction and operational priorities of the Office, including the preparation, monitoring and implementation of the work plan, budget and the strategic framework of the Office.