The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) was established on 1 January 1980 as the third United Nations Headquarters after New York and Geneva, and before Nairobi.
Its Director-General, Mr. Yury Fedotov of the Russian Federation, was appointed by the UN Secretary-General on 9 July 2010. He also is the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
UNOV performs representation and liaison functions with Permanent missions to the United Nations in Vienna, the Austrian Government and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Vienna.
UNOV 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 (VIC).
UNOV manages and implements the United Nations programme on the peaceful uses of outer space (COPUOS), under the secretariat of the Office for Outer Space Affairs.
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.