UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2023

Deadline: 29th of June, 2023

A recruiting drive for young, outstanding individuals looking to begin a career as a global civil servant with the UN Secretariat is known as the UN Young individuals Programme (YPP).

It comprises of an application procedure, admission exams, and professional growth once individuals who pass begin working for the UN. Depending on the requirements of the UN, different topic areas are covered in the YPP test once a year. Nationals of member nations may participate in YPP. Each year, a different country or countries participate.


  • Nationality : be a national of a participating country
  • Education : hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam(at least a relevant Bachelor’s degree or a 3-year equivalent degree)
  • Age : be 32 years old or younger in the year of the examination
  • Language : be fluent in either English or French

Available Opportunities:

  • Economic affairs
  • Information Systems and Technology
Carefully review basic application criteria on the YPP Home page.
The YPP application period typically opens each June.
The job openings, specific to each exam area, will be found through Inspira or the UN Careers Portal.
Read carefully to determine if you meet the requirements.
Watch the YPP Application Guide Video prior to applying!
A general UN “Applicant Guide” is available in Inspira by logging in and clicking on the “Manuals” link on the top of the page.
Applications will be screened to determine if they meet the basic eligibility requirements (i.e., nationality, age, education, language).
If more than 40 applicants from the same country are eligible for an exam area, those applicants will be screened and ranked based on highest level of education completed, knowledge of official UN languages, and relevant work experience.
If the exam occurs in two stages, then 60 applicants per country/per exam area may be invited to the first exam stage, with a maximum of 40 per country/per exam area proceeding to the second stage.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

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