Important Updates

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  • 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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