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United Nations Young Professionals Program 2020

United Nations Young Professionals Program 2020

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The application period for the 2020 United Nations Young Professionals Program exams is now open. Applications will be accepted through 31 October 2020. The job openings can be found on the UN Careers Portal and in Inspira.

The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN.

Who can apply?

The United Nations Young Professional Program examination is held once a year and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise. The list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year.


In order to be eligible for United Nations Young Professional Program, candidates must

  • Have the nationality of a participating country.
  • Hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam subject you are applying for.
  • Be 32 or younger in the year of the examination.
  • Be fluent in either English or French.

Application Process

  • Step 1: Confirm your eligibility – Carefully review basic application criteria on the YPP Home page.
  • Step 2: Review the job opening – Read the job opening for the exam subject you are interested in and make sure you fulfill the requirements. The list of job openings can be found on the YPP Home page.
  • Step 3: Prepare an application – Apply to the selected job opening through Inspira. Additional guidelines on creating applications are available by clicking on the “Manuals and Help’’ link found in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage when you log in to https://inspira.un.org.

inspira – How to get started


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline31 October,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerUnited Nations



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