Young professionals programme – Application periods for the UN YPP 2015

un-careersThe United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations. This programme builds upon the national competitive recruitment examination (NCRE) which was held for the last time in 2010.

YPP 2015 application period starts Wednesday, 20 May 2015. Please refer below for the applicable posting dates of job openings in inspira.

  • 20 May – 19 July: Administration
  • 27 May – 26 July: Finance
  • 3 June – 2 August: Statistics
  • 10 June – 9 August: Public Information
  • 17 June – 16 August: Social Affairs
  • 24 June – 23 August: Legal Affairs


The member states participating in the 2015 YPP examination are:

Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominica, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea (Republic of ), Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zambia.

Exam Structure

The examination tests your substantive knowledge, analytical thinking, drafting abilities, as well as your awareness of international affairs.

Read more and apply here.

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