To be eligible for the UN YPP 2017, you should meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
The UN YPP 2017 is offered in the following job networks:
- Political, Peace and Humanitarian (POLNET);
- Management and Administration (MAGNET);
- Public Information and Conference Management (INFONET).
To apply for the UN YPP 2017 examination, you should have at least a first-level university degree (i.e., Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree of at least three years) relevant for each exam area. The list of relevant degrees are as follows (to be selected from the “Main Course of Study” dropdown menu):
POLNET: Business & Administration, Humanities, Law, Security Services, Social & Behavioural Science.
MAGNET: Business & Administration, Computing, Education, Environmental Protection, Humanities, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Security Services, Social & Behavioural Science, Social Services, Transport Services.
INFONET: Arts, Business & Administration, Computing, Journalism & Information, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Science.
32 years old or younger as of 31 December of the year of the examination. Thus, for the UN YPP 2017 your date of birth should be on or after 1 January 1985.
Fluent in English OR French.
To participate in the UN YPP 2017 you must hold the nationality of one of the following Member States:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Dominica, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam.
The UN YPP 2017 participating countries are selected by the United Nations. These countries are un- and under-representated 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 2017. The list changes on an annual basis.
No professional experience is required.
Planning to apply?
Have a look at this article outlining the key application tips for the UN YPP 2017:
8 Essential Tips to Pass the UN YPP 2017 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.