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  • Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2015

    YPP 2015 Sample Examination

    YPP 2015 Sample Examination for each job family will become progressively available over the next few weeks under Examination Structure.

  • Posted: Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    YPP 2015 Job Families Application dates

    YPP 2015 application period starts Wednesday, 20 May 2015. Please refer below for the applicable posting dates of job openings in inspira.

    • 20 May – 19 July: Administration
    • 27 May – 26 July: Finance
    • 3 June – 2 August: Statistics
    • 10 June – 9 August: Public Information
    • 17 June – 16 August: Social Affairs
    • 24 June – 23 August: Legal Affairs
  • Posted: Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    Participating Countries

    The Member States participating in the 2015 YPP examination are:
     
    Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominica, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea (Republic of ), Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zambia.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 12 May 2015

    Economics & Political Affairs Board

    Candidates who passed the written part of the YPP 2014 in the job families of Economic Affairs and Political Affairs have been invited by email for an interview. Non-successful candidates will receive an email during the coming days.

    All other job families have not yet finalised the marking process. Candidates in those job families will hear from us during the coming weeks.
  • Posted: Friday, 27 March 2015

    UPDATES

    EXAM 2014: The multiple choice questions of all job families for the exam 2014 have been evaluated. The rest of the Specialised Paper as well as the General Paper are being marked at present. The first invitations for interviews will be sent out in some weeks. The interviews will take place between the end of April and the beginning of June.

    EXAM 2015: The date for the exam 2015 has been determined: this year, the exam will take place on Tuesday, 15 December. Participating Member States will be announced in May, as well as the job families which will be offered this year. If you are interested in sitting the exam in 2015, please apply online through the job opening links which will be posted on the Careers Portal as of May or June. We'll get back to you on this!
  • Posted: Friday, 9 January 2015

    2014 Examination status

    Examination material from all exam centres has arrived in New York. It is being processed, scanned and prepared for evaluation

  • Posted: Thursday, 11 December 2014

    CANDIDATES WHO SAT THE YPP EXAM IN PHOTOGRAPHY

    CANDIDATES WHO SAT THE YPP EXAM IN PHOTOGRAPHY

    Dear Candidate,

    Firstly, thank you for writing the YPP examination in Photography. We have received some questions regarding the exam and would like to answer them here. Portfolios with pictures are an integral part of the exam in Photography. The whole exam, including the portfolio, will be marked anonymously by the Examination Board consisting of experienced UN staff working in the area of photography. If your name appears on the portfolio or on your pictures we will erase or cover it so that all exams are anonymous. Having your name on portfolios won't disadvantage your products in any way. You will all be marked with the same standards, integrity and professionalism.
  • Posted: Friday, 28 November 2014

    YPP EXAM IN BURKINA FASO

    Dear candidates sitting the YPP exam in Burkina Faso,
    We have just been informed by the Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso to the United Nations that candidates arriving from ebola affected countries will not be permitted to participate in the YPP examination in Ouagadougou. If this applies to you, we kindly advise you to go to our Careers Portal and find the nearest exam centre where you could take the YPP exam. Please inform us as well so that we can instruct Exam Administrator of your arrival. We deeply apologize for inconvenience this might cause you.
  • Posted: Friday, 28 November 2014

    YPP EXAMINATION

    Dear Candidates,

    As the Young Professional Programme examination is an important exam involving many stakeholders across different countries and time zones it is important to share with you what you can expect at your exam location in terms of procedures.

    Every location will have at least one Exam Administrator who will represent the United Nations. The person will take care of the conduct of the exam but will not be able to answer any substance related questions at any time. The Exam Administrator will be able to deny entry to a candidate who cannot produce proof of his identity and/or his nationality. If you didn’t receive a convocation letter you should still come to the exam and find your name on the Signatures list.

    At arrival at the exam location you will be asked to sign the Signatures list, remove your bags and put telephones and other communication devices in paper envelopes, which will be sealed and given back to you.

    The exam will begin with opening of sealed envelopes containing exams. A candidate sitting the exam, normally the first person on the Signatures list, will witness the opening. Afterwards, the Exam Administrator will proceed with formal reading of instructions for all candidates. After the official start of the exam candidates won’t be allowed to enter the room. Anyone wanting to leave early will have to leave the room before the beginning of the exam.

    Candidates will be given 4h 30min to write the exam. You are responsible to manage your own time and can answer any part of the exam at any time. Suggested times for each question are written next to each question.

    You can bring light snacks and water to the exam but please no crunchy food, which would disturb others. Food rules might be stricter depending on specifics of each location. You may not use a calculator during the exam. Should you wish to leave the room you will be accompanied by staff at your location. Candidates caught cheating will be officially reported to the Headquarters.

    After the end of examination all question booklets will be collected and counted. Only after all exam material will be accounted for will candidates be allowed to leave. Sealing of the material will again have to be witnessed by the same candidate who witnessed opening of the exam material.

    Please help us to make this important exam a good experience for all candidates. Read other notifications on this portal and prepare well.
  • Posted: Tuesday, 25 November 2014

    GENEVA YPP Candidates

    Dear candidates sitting the YPP exam in Geneva,

    To access the United Nations headquarters in Geneva you need to fill in and bring with you the attached form. The form is attached below.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7_q9FI95uziUkU5ZWgzOGE1VWc/view?usp=sharing

    Your YPP team
  • Posted: Monday, 24 November 2014

    Important notice for candidates sitting the exam in China

    Dear candidates,
    Please note that the exact address of the venue is:
    China National Convention Center Room 309AB
    (Entrance C1) No.7 Tianchen East Road
    Chaoyang District
    Beijing 100105 China

    IMPORTANT: Registration is between 9am and 3pm. Candidates must bring their Convocation letter, a National ID (Chinese nationals) or Passport (other nationals), a photocopy of their ID and two passport sized photos. Candidates will be issued a pass with their photo on it upon verification of their ID and the Convocation letter. Candidates will be allowed to enter the exam room only with this pass.
    Transportation: Subway line 8, Olympic Green Station (Exit E)/Bus 510, 419, 328, 379, 751, 851 etc.
    Website of the China National Convention Center http://www.cnccchina.com/Default.aspx
  • Posted: Thursday, 13 November 2014

    Exam Centre in United Arab Emirates has changed

    Abu Dhabi exam centre has changed to Dubai! The exact address can be found under "Examination Centres" on www.careers.un.org/ypp.
  • Posted: Thursday, 13 November 2014

    YPP2014 Participating confirmation needed

    URGENT: If you have received an email from the United Nations YPP team which asked you to click on a link to confirm whether you intend to participate in the examination on 4 December 2014, please help us and confirm (or decline) through that link! If you have NOT received such an email and do NOT KNOW yet (through the inspira notification centre, as announced earlier) whether you have been convoked to the exam, please send an email to YPP2014@UN.ORG! We are still missing 500 confirmations!!!
  • Posted: Wednesday, 5 November 2014

    External Candidates Notifications

    For External candidates ONLY to view your notifications follow the steps in the link below
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C9qEtqJcW7_SVwpBLBg47TkI3A47jFBoggjom5dIUuE/edit?usp=sharing

  • Posted: Monday, 3 November 2014

    Job Families

    Please note that every candidate applying to work as Young Professional in the United Nations must sit the Young Professionals Programme examination in his/her respective job family. In the job family of Photography, a portfolio consisting of 12 images is part of the exam and should be brought to the examination and submitted together with the exam. This assessment method is specified in the Job Opening for the position you have applied for.

  • Posted: Thursday, 30 October 2014

    Software ISSUE YPP

    Dear applicants,

    it looks like our software is suffering from a bug. Out of roughly 20.000 notifications only 300 were sent out and placed in the notification centre so far. We are investigating and try to find a remedy. Meanwhile, we would like to ask you for some patience.

    Thanks a lot,
    Your YPP team
  • Posted: Monday, 27 October 2014

    YPP 2014 Convocation Notice

    The 2014 YPP exam will take place on 4 December 2014 all over the world.

    All convocation letters will be sent out this week. Please see a sample of a convocation letter here:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7_q9FI95uziX2h1MDg1YjRBT2s/view?usp=sharing

    The text of the letter will also be displayed in your inspira notification centre
     
    Please click here to learn how to access this notification in inspira:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7_q9FI95uzibGFVT3NkdHJFZms/view?usp=sharing
  • Posted: Tuesday, 17 June 2014

    YPP 2013 Successful Candidates

    The YPP 2013 Examinations have concluded. Please find below the list of Applicant numbers whom have passed the test.

    Administration

    12105189, 12105228, 12105266, 12105910, 12105343, 12105514, 12105546, 12105561, 12105755, 12105782, 12105222, 12105794, 12105264, 12105841, 12105863, 12105884, 12105895, 12105905, 12105988, 12105971, 12105967, 12105958, 12105956, 21100276, 21100170, 21100041, 21100069, 21100090, 21100120, 22100051, 21100009, 12105303, 21100130, 21100189, 21100212, 21100239, 21100242, 21100243, 21100274, 21100155, 22100065, 21100162

    Finance

    12202437, 12202398, 12202391, 12202344, 12202321, 21200024, 12202284, 12202443, 12202245, 12202214, 12202200, 12202150, 12202083, 12202069, 22200019, 12202304, 21200156, 12202476, 12202521, 21200060, 21200118, 21200147, 12202461, 21200152, 12202428,

    Legal Affairs

    12504661, 12504548, 12504384, 12504332, 21500011, 12503722, 12503734, 12503768, 12504007, 12504063, 12504087, 12504319

    Information

    12406464, 21400055, 12406294, 12406158, 22400027, 21400078, 21400051, 2406943, 12406712, 12406211, 12406955, 12406812

    Statistics

    12301200, 1230142112301328, 12301375, 12301523, 12301517, 12301509, 12301475, 12301442, 2301441, 12301229, 12301414, 12301188, 12301370, 12301366, 12301293, 12301228, 2301227, 12301222,
  • Posted: Friday, 2 May 2014

    YPP 2013

    * We have now sent out all convocation letters for the oral part of the 2013 YPP examination (by e-mail).

    * Candidates whose application numbers are posted under 'Examination Status' have passed the written part of the examination in this job family and should therefore have received a convocation letter for an interview.

    * If you see your application number posted under 'Examination Status' but did not receive an email with the convocation letter, please send us an email to YPP2013@un.org with your correct e-mail address; if possible not a Gmail account because Gmail tends to block e-mails from the United Nations. Kindly REFRAIN from contacting us if your number is NOT showing up there.

    * In case you do not know your application number anymore, you can find it in the convocation letter which you received from us by e-mail for the written part of the examination.

  • Posted: Friday, 25 April 2014

    INTERVIEWS

    All interviews will be testing only the three competencies which were announced in your respective Job Opening!

  • Posted: Friday, 25 April 2014

    STATISTICS

    Please prepare a Power Point presentation for the interview. You are free to chose any topic related to Official Statistics, whether general or specific to the United Nations, but please mind the time limit of 10 minutes!

  • Posted: Friday, 25 April 2014

    LEGAL AFFAIRS:

    The application numbers for the job family of Legal Affairs will be posted next week. Please do not worry, everything goes according to plan.

  • Posted: Tuesday, 15 April 2014

    YPP 2013

     

    We have started sending out convocation letters for the oral part of the 2013 YPP examination by e-mail. NOT ALL convocation letters are being sent at the same time. Convocation letters for the job families of ADMINISTRATION, STATISTICS, PUBLIC INFORMATION and FINANCE ONLY are being sent out at present. Candidates whose application numbers are posted under 'Examination Status' have passed the written part of the examination in this job family and should therefore receive today a convocation letter for an interview.

    If you see your application number posted under 'Examination Status' but did not receive an email with the convocation letter, please send us an email to YPP2013@un.org with your correct e-mail address; if possible not a Gmail account because Gmail tends to block e-mails from the United Nations. Kindly REFRAIN from contacting us if your number is NOT showing up there.

    In case you do not know your application number anymore, you can find it in the convocation letter which you received from us by e-mail for the written part of the examination.

    We will send out convocation letters for the other job families soon and will keep you informed about the process under What's New on the Careers Portal.

  • Posted: Thursday, 10 April 2014

    2013 YPP Examination Status

    · Number of applicants for the YPP 2013: 22,662
    · Number of candidates who sat the exam in the various Job Families: 3,039
    · Number of candidates who passed the written exam: to be announced soon
    · Number of candidates who are invited to the oral part of the examination: to be announced soon
    · Number of persons who will be placed on the roster: to be announced soon
  • Posted: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

    2013 YPP Examination

    The 2013 Young Professionals Programme (YPP) examinations will be held on 3 December 2013 in the following job families:

    • Administration
    • Finance
    • Legal Affairs
    • Public Information
    • Statistics
     
    The application period for 2013 YPP will start, per job family, as follows:
    Legal Affairs, Public Information, and Statistics: 3 June - 2 August 2013
    Administration and Finance: 8 July - 5 September 2013

    Applications must be submitted online, through Inspira. Applications submitted in any other way or outside of the respective application dates cannot be processed.

    Details on the requirements for these job families will be posted as soon as they become available.
  • Posted: Thursday, 28 March 2013

    2012 YPP Examination Status

    Number of applicants for the YPP 2012:
    41,023
    Number of candidates who sat the exam in the various job families:
    Architecture: 459
    Economic Affairs: 651
    Information Systems and Technology: 610
    Political Affairs: 1529
    Radio Producer: 87
    Social Affairs: 1251
    Number of candidates who passed the written exam:
    Architecture: 20
    Economic Affairs: 42
    Information Systems and Technology: 40
    Political Affairs: 30
    Radio Producer: 10
    Social Affairs: 38
    Number of candidates who are invited to the oral part of the examination:
    Architecture: 20
    Economic Affairs: 42
    Information Systems and Technology: 40
    Political Affairs: 30
    Radio Producer: 10
    Social Affairs: 38
    Number of posts foreseen to be filled:
    Architecture: 10
    Economic Affairs: 25
    Information Systems and Technology: 25
    Political Affairs: 15
    Radio Producer: 3
    Social Affairs: 20

     

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