Important Updates

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  • Posted: Thursday, 17 August 2017

    Information to prepare for the 2017 YPP Exam

    We will post soon on the Careers Portal sample questions and reading lists for the 2017 YPP examination. Please revert to our Examination Structure page!
  • Posted: Tuesday, 11 July 2017

    Facebook Live sessions in English & French on the 2017 YPP examinations

    Follow our UN Careers Facebook page, and view our Facebook Live sessions in English & French on the 2017 YPP examinations. Stay tuned for upcoming Facebook Live sessions, these are a great opportunity to have your YPP-related questions answered: 12 July 2017 (English) at 9:30 AM (EST) and 14 July 2017 (French) at 9:30 AM (EST).
  • Posted: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

    YPP 2017 Examination Structure

    The YPP 2017 Examination Structure is still to be announced. The information from the “Examination structure” on our website is still referring to past year’s exam. Check our website periodically for more up-to-date information.
  • Posted: Thursday, 1 June 2017

    YPP 2017 Job Networks

    YPP 2017 will cover 3 different job networks:

    Political, Peace, and Humanitarian Network (POLNET). 
    • Civil affairs
    • Electoral affairs
    • Human rights affairs
    • Humanitarian affairs
    • Political affairs
    • Rule of law
    • Security institutions

    Management and Administration Network (MAGNET)
    • Administration
    • Audit
    • Ethics
    • Finance
    • Human resources
    • Inspection and evaluation
    • Investigation
    • Investment management
    • Management and analysis
    • Ombudsman
    • Procurement

    Public Information and Conference Management Network (INFONET)
    • Conference services
    • Documentation and information management
    • Language (e.g. radio production in different languages)
    • Protocol
    • Public information
  • Posted: Thursday, 26 January 2017

    Unauthorized Use of the United Nations Name and Emblem

    It has come to our attention that private companies are holding career events promising to provide practical experience of working for the United Nations. Please note that neither these companies nor such events are endorsed by the United Nations. All relevant information to prepare for applying to the United Nations is available without charge on the United Nations careers portal -
  • Posted: Tuesday, 17 January 2017


    The UN 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 written and oral examinations (questions and answers). Their claim to have "inside information" is false. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEES AT ANY STAGE OF THE YPP APPLICATION AND EVALUATION PROCESS, AND THAT THE UNITED NATIONS IS NOT COLLABORATING OR PARTNERING WITH SUCH COMPANIES. THE SERVICES OR PROGRAMMES SOLD BY SUCH COMPANIES ARE NOT SUPPORTED OR ENDORSED BY THE UNITED NATIONS.
  • Posted: Monday, 16 January 2017


    Urgent: It came to our attention that fake YPP questions are for sale. Please note that this is a scam.
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