What is the
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 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.
The application period typically opens in June each year. Those interested can apply via Inspira.
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What is the Eligibility Criteria?
be a national of a participating country
hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam(at least a relevant Bachelor's degree or a 3-year equivalent degree)
be 32 years old or younger in the year of the examination
be fluent in either English or French

Each year, countries that are un- or under-represented in the United Nations, are invited to take part in YPP.

This examination is also held for staff members of the United Nations Secretariat who work within the General Service and other related categories and aspire to a career within the Professional and higher categories. There is more information available for interested
staff members.

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