Important Updates

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  • Posted: Wednesday, 23 November 2016

    Candidates Convoked to the 2016 YPP Written Exam

    To all candidates that have been convoked to the 14 December 2016 written exam: please visit the "Convocation status & Examination centres" tab on this site to view your examination centre information. Also, be sure to visit the "Examination structure" tab to familiarise yourself with the suggested reading materials, format of the exam, and the answer booklet.

  • Posted: Tuesday, 8 November 2016

    2016 YPP Special Accommodation for Written Exam

    The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) strives to provide an equal opportunity for success for all that are convoked to the written exam. If you require a special accommodation for the written exam on 14 December 2016 (due to a disability or other current physical condition), please inform the YPP team and provide any relevant medical documentation. Contact us at with the subject line "Special Accommodation for Written Exam." All requests are subject to approval, pending the review of submitted documentation.
  • Posted: Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    2016 YPP Application Screening

    Applications for the 2016 YPP are currently being screened.  An update will be provided once the screening has been concluded.  Thank you for your patience.
  • Posted: Monday, 26 September 2016

    YPP 2015

    The 2015 YPP examination cycle has concluded for six job families. Successful candidates from the job families of Administration, Finance, Legal Affairs, Public Information, Social Affairs and Statistics have been informed. Congratulations to everyone who has passed the examination and thank you to everyone who took the examination in 2015. Candidates with the following application numbers have successfully passed the examination and have been placed on the reserve list for recruitment at the P1/P2 level: 

    43258-184364, 43258-1071623, 43258-1025651, 43258-2136818, 43258-2588241, 43258-2638767, 43258-514685, 43258-1131780, 43258-485482, 43258-2606847, 43258-2103239, 43258-2623512, 43258-2417113, 43258-155505, 43258-1800003, 43275-1366326, 43277-828149, 43277-102056,43277-107483, 43277-688590, 43277-102617

    43278-623245, 43278-2250297, 43278-2652665, 43278-2516619, 43278-1662337, 43278-2627860, 43278-882084, 43280-105849, 43280-102912, 43280-102741

    Legal Affairs
    44365-257424, 44365-2714716, 44365-907828, 44365-2460144, 44365-1209613, 44365-236021, 44365-879624, 44365-2542689, 44365-2565309, 44365-2552669, 44365-2723032, 44365-2182787, 44365-311936, 44365-1185432, 44365-686612

    Public Information
    43862-992345, 43862-544995, 43862-614597, 43862-2646634, 43862-1340714, 43862-594238, 43862-635198, 43862-1348174, 43862-119395, 43868-497219, 43868-230611, 43868-205977, 43868-119269, 43868-508688, 43868-988739

    Social Affairs 
    43645-400166, 43645-670245, 43645-1323560, 43645-2092091, 43645-2710059, 43645-2049405, 43645-1213657, 43645-639339, 43645-2069574, 43645-1428109, 43645-509799, 43645-2143693, 43645-2710887, 43645-132960, 43645-2662418, 43645-2079687, 43645-2605029, 43645-833750, 43645-1846300

    43281-2159026, 43281-1496726, 43281-2610461, 43281-2683731, 43281-2024826, 43281-1462044, 43281-2686171, 43281-1828272, 43281-2561614, 43281-2674493, 43281-2526887, 43281-1653439, 43281-2572172, 43281-2661063, 43281-2633226, 43281-2569288, 43281-2621114, 43281-820881, 43281-508006, 43281-2574877, 43281-2688044, 43281-2583192, 43281-2142659, 43656-113104

  • Posted: Friday, 15 July 2016

    YPP 2015

    Please note that we are in the process of sending convocation notices for interviews. Those who unfortunately are not recommended to move on to this next step will receive notification by early September. Please do not email the YPP team at prior to early September if you do not receive notification, as such an influx of emails might incapacitate our communication with candidates who are convoked for interviews.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

    Applicants: Important Information

    The UN has been made aware that for-profit companies are selling services related to the United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP), including application review and preparation for the YPP written and oral examinations. 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.  This site ( is the OFFICIAL YPP website to visit for information regarding all phases of the process. Please be aware that the United Nations does NOT charge ANY fees at any stage of the YPP application and evaluation process.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

    Please refer to the Job Opening numbers below to search for the appropriate application in Inspira

    External Candidates:

    Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development): 60743 

    Information and Telecommunication Technology: 60739

    UN Secretariat Staff, G to P:

    Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development): 60744

    Information and Telecommunication Technology: 60741

    UN Secretariat Staff, G to N:

    Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development): 60746

    Information and Telecommunication Technology: 60742
  • Posted: Monday, 23 May 2016


    Application period open now through 19 July 2016 (closes at 11:59 PM New York time).  Please log in to to view and apply to the Job Openings.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    YPP 2016

    The exam subjects for the 2016 YPP will be announced in May and posted on this website.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 5 April 2016

    YPP 2016

    The YPP 2016 written examination will take place on 14 December 2016.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 5 April 2016

    YPP 2015

    Marking of 2015 written YPP examinations is under way. We will inform candidates who have passed ALL parts of the written examination, by end of May. Successful candidates will be invited to a video conference oral examination during May to June 2016.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 5 April 2016

    YPP Important Update!

    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.  One such company, going by the name of "Young Professionals United Nations" or "YPUN", is also selling a so-called "United Nations Career Challenge" programme or "UNCC".  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, 11 February 2016

    2015 YPP Status

    The 2015 YPP examination covers following areas: Administration, Finance, Legal Affairs, Public Information, Social Affairs and Statistics. The written exam took place on 15 December 2015. Please review sample exams for these areas under the Examination structure page. We are currently marking the written examinations. Please check the Important Updates page periodically for status reports.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 9 February 2016

    2016 YPP Examination

    Information about the 2016 YPP Examination will posted on our Main page and on Important updates. Please check these pages periodically for details.
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