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Is it worth the effort for Indian Nationals to apply to the UN?

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by Henrik Rydén
COO and Co-founder of Impactpool

India has the world’s largest population and a large number of highly educated citizens.

In the most recent country representation release of the United Nations, India is considered over-represented, which closes all doors for Indian nationals to be selected for a staff position (FTA) at the UN secretariat. 

Hence, for now, it is not worth the effort for Indian nationals to apply for a staff position at the UN Secretariat position. 

In this article, I will explain what over-representation means to Indian nationals.

Where you can find out if you are under- or over-represented.

I will also provide examples of different career paths to help Indian Nationals to focus on other UN career doors that are still open. 

When applying for a job at the United Nations it is imperative to know about the quota system. If you are interested in how quotas are calculated, I recommend you read this article too.

Knowledge about the quota system can make your job hunt more strategic and allow you to target job opportunities where Indians have a realistic chance.

Is it even worth the effort for Indian Nationals to apply to the UN? Photo by SUSHITA NAG on Unsplash.

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