2013 Young Professionals Programme at the United Nations

The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations.  The 2013 examination will be offered in the following job families:  Legal Affairs, Public Information, Statistics, Administration and Finance.

The application period for Legal Affairs, Public Information and Statistics opened on 3 June and will close on 2 August 2013.

The application period for Administration and Finance will open on 8 July and close on 5 September 2013.

All applications must be submitted through the United Nations careers portal: http://careers.un.org.

We kindly request your support in giving this announcement the widest possible circulation and your assistance in identifying potentially suitable candidates. Applications from women are strongly encouraged.

Further details on the above-mentioned as well as other vacancies can be found on our careers portal http://careers.un.org


Online Survey for Secretary-General’s Youth Initiative

Dear NGO Colleagues,

The Secretary-General has made working with and for young people a priority, and has called for the development of a UN System-Wide Action Plan on Youth. To ensure partnership with and for young people in the development of the Action Plan, the UN has launched a survey to reach out to youth and youth-led organizations for their inputs. 

Kindly note that the deadline for inputs to the online survey has now been extended until Tuesday, 21 August 2012.

Your contributions to the survey can be made in all six official languages online at following link:

We would appreciate receiving your feedback!

Yours Sincerely,

NGO Relations, DPI
United Nations