Important Updates

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  • Posted: Monday, 18 September 2017

    Typo on the INFONET Specialised Paper Sample Questions

    Important: A small typo was found on the INFONET Specialised Paper Sample Questions PDF (only the English version) on the Careers Portal. The error has been fixed, the PDF updated, and the correct version uploaded on the Careers Portal under the Examination Structure tab.
  • Posted: Monday, 18 September 2017

    2016 YPP Examinations

    The YPP 2016 examinations cycle has concluded for the Job Families Information and Telecommunication Technologies and Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development. All successful candidates have been informed. Congratulations to candidates who have passed the examination! We thank everyone who took the examination in 2016.

    Candidates with the following application numbers have successfully passed the examination and have been placed on the roster for recruitment at the P1/P2 level:

    Information and Telecommunication Technologies

    5804640 6039890 5980147 5895310 5960188 5793008 5945191 5829365 5925320 6051893 5861580 5838758 5819410 5810605 5983980 5908002 5946913 5969635 5972938 5898017 5801271 5976451 5778790 6044456

    Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development

    6039687 6037802 6050369 5928168 5994659 6007945 6022284 6006077 5952386 6009805 6006612 5991518 6056885 5833954 5937234 5788312 5978042 5811636 6031055 6036578 5900771 5830447 5991286 5989103 6034152 5999035 6021689 6050736 5967688 5904775 5811550 5944795 5914801 6050143.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

    Reading Lists for the 2017 YPP Examinations

    The reading lists for the 2017 YPP Examinations have been posted on the UN Digital Library website. Click on the links for more information.

    For the 2017 YPP INFONET Examination click here.
    For the 2017 YPP MAGNET Examination click here.
    For the 2017 YPP POLNET Examination click here.
  • 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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