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Eligibility

To be eligible for the United Nations Young Professionals Programme (UN YPP) 2018, you should meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

Education

The UN YPP 2018 is offered in three job families: Legal Affairs, Social Affairs and Statistics. The education requirements for each of these areas are as follows:

  • Legal Affairs

At least a first-level university degree (i.e., Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree of at least three years) in the main course of study “Law” including any of the following fields of study:

General Law, History of Law, International Law, Jurisprudence, Labor Law, Local Magistrates, Maritime Law, Law of the Sea, Comparative Law, International Commercial Law, Human Rights Law, Humanitarian Affairs Law, Environmental Law.

  • Social Affairs

At least a first-level university degree (i.e., Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree of at least three years) in one of the following fields of study:

1. Fields of study: Sociology, Economics, Demography, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Human Rights, Gender Studies, Geography, Development Studies, Family Studies, Anthropology, International Relations, International Economics, International Studies. (These fields of study can be found under the main course of study “Social & Behavioural Science”).

2. Fields of study: General Law, International Law (These fields of study can be found under the main course of study “Law”).

  • Statistics

At least a first-level university degree (i.e., Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree of at least three years) in one of the following fields of study:

1. Fields of study: Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Logic, Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Operations Research, Statistics (These fields of studies can be found under the main course of study “Mathematics and Statistics”.)

2. Fields of study: Demography, Econometrics, Economics, International Economics, Sociology (These fields of studies can be found under the main course of study “Social and Behavioural Science”.)

8 Essential Tips to Pass the UN YPP 2018 Screening

Age

32 years old or younger as of 31 December of the year of the examination. Thus, for the UN YPP 2018, your date of birth should be on or after 1 January 1986.

Language

Fluent in English OR French.

Nationality

The UN YPP 2018 list of participating countries includes the following Member States:

Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam

The UN YPP 2018 countries are selected by the United Nations. These countries are un- and under-represented among its staff members. If your country of nationalist is not included in the list, you are not eligible to apply for the UN YPP 2018. The list changes on an annual basis.

Experience

No professional experience is required.

Planning to apply?

Have a look at this article outlining the key application tips for the UN YPP 2018:
8 Essential Tips to Pass the UN YPP 2018 Screening

I still have questions. What should I do?

In our FAQ section about Application stage, you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the UN YPP.