United Nations Young Professional Programme 2015 – Launch your Career at the United Nations

Application Deadline: 23rd August 2015

2015 YPP Exam will take place on Tuesday 15 December 2015

The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant.

The United Nations young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations. This programme builds upon the national competitive recruitment examination (NCRE) which was held for the last time in 2010.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Do you hold at least a first-level university degree?
  • Are you 32 or younger by the end of this year?
  • Do you speak either English and/or French fluently?
  • Are you a national of a participating country?

Participating Countries

The examination is held worldwide 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.

The member states participating in the 2015 YPP examination are:

Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominica, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea (Republic of ), Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zambia.

Application Process:

  • Confirming eligibility
  • Creating a profile and preparing an application
  • Submitting an application
    After you have finished filling out your application, click on APPLY NOW. Read the information on the Apply Now page, select Confirm, then select “Choose Existing Application”. Select the one you just completed and click on Continue.
  • Evaluation of the application
    Your application is first screened to determine if you are eligible for the examination in the job family you applied for. If your country has a total of over 40 applicants found eligible in a given job family, and you are one of them, your application is evaluated in terms of education, experience, languages, and other skills.If it is determined that your application is within the 40 best from your country, you will be contacted to take part in the written portion of the examination.

Recruitment Process:

If you are successful, you will be considered for YPP vacancies as they become available. You will be given an opportunity to indicate your preference(s) for duty stations and job functions at the time of the oral examination. While efforts are made to take preferences into account this may or may not be possible.

EXAM 2015:

  • The date for the exam 2015 has been determined: this year, the exam will take place on Tuesday, 15 December.

Application Deadline:

  • 20 May – 19 July: Administration
  • 27 May – 26 July: Finance
  • 3 June – 2 August: Statistics
  • 10 June – 9 August: Public Information
  • 17 June – 16 August: Social Affairs
  • 24 June – 23 August: Legal Affairs


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations Young Professional Programme



4 responses to “United Nations Young Professional Programme 2015 – Launch your Career at the United Nations”

  1. tunde williams Avatar
    tunde williams

    A giant leap for the African Child. Well done.kindly give a lead on How I can be a part of the OFA team.


    I am Uganda and would like to participate. but I don’t see UGANDA among the participating country.

  3. Natumanya Dorah Avatar
    Natumanya Dorah

    I am Ugandan and i would like to also participate in YPP exams.Please advise.Thanks.

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