Ms. Arakaki is the Director of the Humanitarian Office in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
She previously served as Chief of Branch, Partnerships, Inter-governmental process and Inter-agency cooperation, and Chief of Regional Programme Coordination and National Implementation Support in the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). Prior to joining UNDRR, Ms. Arakaki served in multiple leadership roles in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), including Chief of External Relations and Partnerships Section, and Chief of the Funding Coordination Section.
Ms. Arakaki has a proven track record in the field of humanitarian, development, peace and security. She brings over 26 years of diverse experience across different bodies of the UN system such as OCHA, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Department of Peace Keeping Operations (DPKO), as well as international NGOs. Ms. Arakaki’s extensive humanitarian career, both at headquarters and in the field, has taken her to different parts of the world, including field assignments in Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, East Timor, and Southeast Asian countries.