We are YPUN – a community of experienced professionals helping you to build an international development career. Mainly focusing on the United Nations Young Professionals Programme (UN YPP), we support and guide you through the whole process of this highly competitive recruitment initiative.
Qualified professionals, successful YPP candidates and UN insiders are honoured contributors of the YPUN community and are ready to help you with the application form, the written examination and the competency-based interview.
We reach for greater heights and stand out from the crowd by hiring only the most qualified professionals to provide our services. Our experts possess, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university, international development experience, professional research experience and professional editing experience. Before starting the job, experts receive a special training on the specifics of the UN YPP application, essays and interview evaluation based on the methodology developed by successful YPP candidates and UN insiders.
Successful YPP candidates
Candidates who have applied and successfully passed the UN YPP in previous years are also a part of YPUN community. They are ready to give you advice and guide you though the examination process. Together with the UN insiders they have developed a special methodology for the application form, essays and interview assessment, which would boost your chances to pass the examination.
People employed in the United Nations are also a part of the YPUN community. They have successfully went through the recruitment process outside of the YPP and filled the positions of permanent staff members and consultants. They are ready to share their experience and help you though the UN YPP examination process. Together with the successful YPP candidates they have helped to develop a special methodology for the application form, essays and interview assessment, which would enhance your career prospects in the United Nations.
We offer you a full list of high-level services throughout the whole UN YPP process:
Applying for the YPP?
Many potentially successful UN YPP applicants do not pass the screening stage because they inadvertently communicate incomplete or imprecise information to the system. We will review your application form (PHP) and provide a detailed feedback on improvements for creating a stronger profile.
Preparing for the written exam?
In this most competitive UN YPP stage, we will assist you by supplying with the finest study materials and providing an opportunity to test your knowledge through individual practice of multiple choice questions, essays and a mock examination in your job family.
Invited for the interview?
For the final stage of the UN YPP examination, we will arrange you a mock competency-based interview and provide a detailed feedback according to the real United Nations experience.
Being the first and the only organisation in the world providing YPP preparation services, we have already assisted over 1500 candidates on their way to the United Nations. Their words makes us proud of our work and we are happy to share them with you:
“YPUN is a great tool to organise your preparation process to the UN YPP. I do recommend YPUN, which is more than a website: it’s an online international community of highly ambitious people.”- Patricia Galves Derolle, Political Affairs, Brazil
“YPUN was a valuable source of information for my UN YPP preparation. In addition, the website also connected me to other candidates with similar questions and areas of interest. Just what I was looking for.”- Rodolpho Feijó, Radio Production, UK
“YPUN recommendations were very helpful and provided me with selfconfidence so necessary for the exam. It is a very valuable resource and I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone who is eager to make their UN dream job come true!- Polina Leontovich, Human Rights, Russia
Alexandra Gordina Director
Ekaterina Gorokhova Partner
Natalia Makhrova Economic Affairs Expert
Lorenzo Harewood Administration Expert
Natasha Leite Expert and Journal Contributor
Sana Afouaiz Expert and Journal Contributor
Eleanor Hac Proofreader
Pedro Veiga YPP successful candidate & PI Expert
Natacha Français YPP successful candidate & MAGNET Expert