UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) Fully Funded

The UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the UN Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination process and professional development once those successful start their career with the UN.

The YPP examination is held once a year in different subject areas, depending on the needs of the UN. YPP is open to nationals of participating countries. The list of participating countries varies from year to year. To appy for UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP), you must hold  ‎nationality from any of these countries:‎

Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo ‎Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic ‎People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guinea-‎Bissau, Haiti, Iran (the Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s ‎Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, ‎Micronesia (the Federated States of), Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua ‎New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and ‎the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon ‎Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, ‎United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Venezuela (the Bolivarian Republic of).‎

G to N applicants:

  • Do you hold at least a first-level university degree, in a relevant subject area (as listed in the job opening)?
  • Are you 32 or younger by the end of this year?
  • Do you speak either English and/or French fluently?
  • Are you a national of a participating country?
  • Do you have a United Nations appointment valid until at least six months after the date of the examination?
  • Do you have a rating of at least “successfully meets performance expectations” in your latest performance assessment periods?

If you meet the criteria above, you can apply to participate in the young professionals’ programme via the “G to N” application.

G to P applicants:
If you are a staff member of the United Nations Secretariat in the General Service and related staff categories, or a staff member in the Field Service category, and do not meet the criteria above, you can still participate in the examination, via the “G to P” application, if you meet the following criteria:

  • Do you have five years of continuous service in the Secretariat?
  • Do you have a rating of at least “successfully meets performance expectations” in the last two performance assessment periods?
  • Do you have a United Nations appointment valid until at least six months after the date of the examination?
  • Do you hold at least a first-level university degree, in a relevant subject area (as listed in the job opening)?
  • Do you speak either English and/or French fluently?

 

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