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  • Posted: Friday, 8 March 2019

    2018 YPP EXAM IN SECURITY AFFAIRS‎

    All candidates convoked to the 2018 YPP examination in Security Affairs should have now received an email with the convocation letter. Please check your junk/spam email if you have not received the email from us.
  • Posted: Wednesday, 19 December 2018

    2018 YPP in Security Affairs Suggested Reading List

    Please visit the Examination Structure page to view suggested reading lists for Security Affairs. Please note that these lists contain examples of the types of texts and readings that would be helpful when studying for the exam. They are not exhaustive lists, and there are many comparable texts and readings that can also be helpful in preparing for the exam.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES

    THE UNITED NATIONS 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 EXAMINATIONS AND INTERVIEWS. SOME COMPANIES CLAIM TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO UN INSIDE INFORMATION. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE UNITED NATIONS IS NOT COLLABORATING OR PARTNERING WITH ANY COMPANIES OFFERING YPP-RELATED SERVICES OF ANY KIND. ANY SERVICES OR PROGRAMMES SOLD BY SUCH COMPANIES ARE NOT SUPPORTED OR ENDORSED BY THE UNITED NATIONS.

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEES AT ANY STAGE OF THE YPP APPLICATION, EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION PROCESS.

    INFORMATION ABOUT THE YPP AS WELL AS SAMPLE MATERIALS FROM PAST YPP EXAMINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE PUBLICLY AND FREE OF CHARGE ON THE UNITED NATIONS YPP WEBSITE (https://careers.un.org/ypp). SUCH SAMPLE MATERIALS ARE STRICTLY FOR PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE AND ARE SUBJECT TO THE “TERMS OF USE” OF THE UN WEBSITE (available at http://www.un.org/en/sections/about-website/terms-use/index.html).
  • Posted: Tuesday, 24 July 2018

    2018 YPP exam preparation

    Interested in getting an early start on preparing for the 2018 YPP exams? Please visit the UN-iLibrary and browse the publications (Browse by Theme). You may also wish to read “The Essential UN” while you’re there. We will share additional tips and preparation guidance in the near future.
  • 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

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    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 - careers.un.org
  • Posted: Monday, 16 January 2017

    URGENT NOTICE

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