2020 UN YPP (Young Professionals Programme): Namibia and China Eligible

The application period for the 2020 YPP exams is now open. Become part of the Programme.

The application period for the 2020 YPP exams is now open. Applications will be accepted through 31 October 2020. The job openings can be found on the UN Careers Portal and in Inspira.

YPP is an entry examination to start a career with the United Nations (UN) Secretariat. Every year, countries that are un- or under- represented in the UN are invited to take part in the examination process.

  • Management and Administration: job opening # 138630
  • Global Communications: job opening # 138706
  • Political Affairs and Human Rights: job opening # 138708  

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 Jan. 1988)
  • Fluency in English or French

As a successful YPP candidate you will be placed on a reserve list of qualified candidates who can be selected for available positions across the UN over a 3-year period.

Remember to watch the application guidance video to learn more about the process.

For more information visit: http://careers.un.org/

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