Important Updates

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  • Posted: Monday, 11 June 2018


    The application period is open from 11 June through 9 August 2018 (closes at 11:59 PM New York time). Please log in to to view and apply to the Job Openings (JO).

    • 2018 YPP Exam in LEGAL AFFAIRS: JO # 97458
    • 2018 YPP Exam in SOCIAL AFFAIRS: JO # 97511
    • 2018 YPP Exam in STATISTICS: JO # 97438

    Current UN Secretariat staff applying through the G to P or G to N tracks will find the relevant job openings through inspira, using their internal staff accounts.
  • Posted: Monday, 4 June 2018


    INFONET interview invitations will be sent in June. POLNET examination marking is ongoing. Notifications for next steps for POLNET will be sent in the coming months.
  • Posted: Thursday, 3 May 2018

    2018 YPP Exam Areas

    The 2018 YPP exam areas have been confirmed, they will cover the following 3 Job Families:

    Legal Affairs
    Social Affairs

    The Job Openings (JOs) will be published soon on our website. We highly recommend that you start building your Personal History Profile (PHP) in inspira (for more information on this, visit: Check our website periodically for the latest updates.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 10 April 2018

    2018 YPP List of Participating Countries

    The 2018 YPP List of Participating Countries has now been announced. Check the Careers Portal Home page!
  • Posted: Tuesday, 26 September 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: 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: 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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