United Nations Jobs: 2024 Young Professionals Programme (YPP)

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2024 Young Professionals Programme (YPP)

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 who are 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.

Are You a National of a Participating Country?

A - K
  • Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait
L - R
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Nauru, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea
S - Z
  • Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality of a participating Member State
  • Bachelor’s degree or at least a 3-year equivalent degree relevant for the exam area
  • 32 years of age or younger (born on or after 1 January 1992)
  • Fluency in English or French

What Are the Examination Subject Areas for 2024?

  • Human Resources & Administration
  • Political Affairs & Human Rights
  • Finance & Budget

YPP Estimated Timeline (for reference only, varies yearly)

  • Application Period: July – August
  • Applications Screened: August – September
  • Assessment Process: November – February
  • Interviews & Results: May – July

Warning - Regarding For Profit Companies

  • The United Nations has been made aware that for-profit companies have been selling services related to the United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP), including application review and preparation for the YPP examinations and interviews
  • Some companies claim to provide access to UN inside information. Please be aware that the United Nations is not collaborating or partnering with any companies offering YPPrelated services of any kind. Any services or programmes sold by such companies are not supported or endorsed by the United Nations.
  • The United Nations does not charge any fees at any stage of the YPP application, examination and evaluation process.
  • Information about the YPP as well as preparation materials are available publicly and free of charge on this site. Such sample materials are strictly for personal and non-commercial use and are subject to the “terms of use” of the UN website.
Should you are interested with the position and meet the qualifications required, kindly apply to link below.



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