Maria-Francesca Spatolisano has been Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN DESA, since March 2019. At the beginning of February 2021, she was also appointed officer-in-charge of the office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology and then Acting Envoy on Technology in January 2022 in her personal capacity. Ms. Spatolisano has over 30 years of experience in public service including extensive senior leadership in multilateral affairs. She served as the European Union Ambassador to the OECD and UNESCO, Monaco and Andorra, and was a member of the EU Delegation to the UN. Before joining the UN, she was responsible for International Organizations and Development Dialogue with other Donors in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Development Cooperation.