UNOV manages and implements the United Nations programme on the peaceful uses of outer space and provides common services, such as conference services, information services, security and safety services, procurement services and general support services, for the organizations located at the Vienna International Centre.
UNOV is closely associated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). A shared Division for Management, in addition to the common services listed above, supports both organizations with financial resources management services, human resources management services and information technology and communications services.
The Director-General of UNOV is Mr. Yury Fedotov (Russian Federation), who was appointed in July 2010. Mr. Fedotov also serves as the Executive Director of UNODC.