The UN's Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a great way for talented young professionals to launch a career with the UN Secretariat as an international civil servant. This year the program targets young professionals from 65 participating countries and General Staff members of the UN secretariat.
Use Impactpool's 2018 YPP guide to optimize your preparation. The guide gives you insights into the structure of the YPP and includes more than 110 questions and answers, tips for the application process and the interview, plus sample test.
Applications for the YPP are open until 9 August 2018 (closes at 11:59 PM New York time).
Do get started with your application well in time.
To be eligible to apply:
The 2018 YPP exam areas are in the following job families, see the job descritptions and apply here:
(Current UN Secretariat staff applying for the G to P track will find the relevant job openings through Inspira.)
Countries invited 2018
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam.
New countries invited 2018 (compared to 2017):
Cuba, Cyprus, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Russia, Samoa, Seychelles, Salomon Islands, Syria.
Countries falling off the list in 2018:
Australia, Chad, Honduras, Latvia.
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