UNESCO Young Professionals Programme 2018 for young graduates

Application Deadline: June 30th 2018

The UNESCO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) aims to improve the geographical representation of the Secretariat, promote gender parity at international professional level, create an enhanced pool of young civil servants, enriching and diversifying UNESCO. The YPP provides young university graduates and young qualified professionals from non- and under-represented Member States an opportunity to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career.

YPP 2018 is now launched. UNESCO will receive qualified candidatures from the UNESCO’s NATIONAL COMMISSION of non- and under-represented Member States. Interested candidates are welcome to contact their relevant NATCOM to apply for the Programme.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nationality: non- or under-represented Member State at UNESCO. (Please consult the current geographical distribution click here).
  • Age: 32 years maximum. Candidates must be born not i.e. born not before 1st January 1986
  • Education: an advanced university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field related to the management and administration of an international organization.
  • Languages: fluent English or French. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese is an additional asset.
  • Experience: initial professional experience is an asset, but not mandatory.
  • Values: Integrity, professionalism, respect for diversity and a strong commitment to the UNESCO mission.
Academic background envisaged for YPP 2018:
  • Education Sciences
  • Public Policy
  • Natural and Basic Sciences
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Social and Human Sciences
  • Communications and Information
  • International Relations and Political Sciences
  • Economics
  • International Cooperation and Development
  • Public and International Law
  • Business Administration
  • Finance, Accounting, Audit
  • Management Information Systems, Information Technology or related field

Application Procedure:

• A maximum of 15 qualified candidatures
Documents to Submit
• One copy of the Curriculum Vitae of each candidate (in English or French)
• Candidates information list (template attached)
Contact Information
• Rossella SALVIA, Coordinator YPP 2018


  1. I would like to be part of this young professional programs. I have completed my bachelor’s degree in linguistics and I would be very excited if given this opportunity to explore my true potentials. Thanks for this initiative and may Jehovah richly reward your efforts.


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