2015 YPP Exam will take place on Tuesday 15 December 2015

examination will be offered in the following job families:


Important Update
YPP 2014 EXAM Results (Posted: 9 July 2015)
The YPP2014 examinations cycle has concluded for four job families. Successful candidates from the job families of Economic Affairs, Human Rights, Political Affairs and Radio Production have been informed. Congratulations to everyone who has passed the examination and thank you to everyone who took the examination in 2014.

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:

Economic Affairs 

14103606 14103621 14103677 14103721 14103726 14103727 14103733 14103738 14103791 14103805 14103810 14103863 14103895 14103971 14103980 14103983 14103986 14104029 14104034 14104035 14104054 14104068 14104081 14104086 14104093 14104098 14104112 14104120 14104140 42100057 42100064 42100069

Human Rights 

14206263 14206606 14206218 14206630 14206433 14206528 14206627 14205905 14205936 14206328 14206301 14206246 14206515 14206247 14205892 14206397 14205952 14205908 14206220 14206396 14206024 14206264 14206527 14206025 14206517 14206437 14205847 14206455 14206007 14206021

Political Affairs

14505378 14505625 14506234 14505374 14505806 14505866 14506199 14505945 14505862 14505386 14505853 14505633 14505902 14505867 14505832 14506061 14505475 14505941 14506173

Radio Production

14600709 14600730 14600715 14600627 14600714 14600689 14600722 14600638 14600718 42600013
 
*The results for the job families Photography and Information Systems and Technology will be delayed.

What is the UN Young Professionals Programme?

The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN.

Who can apply?

The YPP examination is held once a year and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise. The list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year.

Basic application criteria:

  • You must have the nationality of a participating country.
  • You must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam area you are applying for.
  • You must be 32 or younger by the end of the examination.
  • You must be fluent in either English or French.

Participating Countries

Each year, countries that are un- or under-represented in the United Nations, are invited to take part in the Young Professionals Programme. Countries taking part in the Programme this year 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, Côte d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominica, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, 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, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia

Participation of staff of the United Nations

This examination is also held for staff members of the United Nations Secretariat who work within the General Service and other related categories and aspire to a career within the Professional and higher categories. For more information about staff members participating in the young professionals programme, click here.

Exam areas

Depending on the staffing needs of the United Nations, applicants are invited to apply for different exam areas. Descriptions of responsibilities, expected competencies and education requirements differ depending on the area.

Ready to apply to the young professionals programme examination?

Job TitleLevelJob IDJob NetworkJob FamilyDepartment/OfficeDuty stationDeadline
2015 YPP examination - STATISTICS (For external applicants) P-243281Economic and Social DevelopmentStatisticsOffice of Human Resources ManagementMULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS02/08/2015
2015 YPP examination - STATISTICS (For UN Secretariat Staff G to N) P-243283Economic and Social DevelopmentStatisticsOffice of Human Resources ManagementMULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS02/08/2015
2015 YPP examination - SOCIAL AFFAIRS (for external applicants) P-243645Economic and Social DevelopmentSocial SciencesOffice of Human Resources ManagementMULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS16/08/2015
2015 YPP EXAMINATION – STATISTICS (For UN Secretariat Staff G to P) P-243656Economic and Social DevelopmentStatisticsOffice of Human Resources ManagementMULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS02/08/2015
2015 YPP EXAMINATION (for external candidates) – PUBLIC INFORMATION P-243862Public Information and External RelationsPublic InformationOffice of Human Resources ManagementMULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS09/08/2015
2015 YPP EXAMINATION (For UN Secretariat Staff G to N) - PUBLIC INFORMATION P-243866Public Information and External RelationsPublic InformationOffice of Human Resources ManagementMULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS09/08/2015
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