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.

Basic application criteria:

  • You must have the nationality of a participating country.
  • You must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam area you are applying for.
  • You must be 32 or younger by the end of the examination.
  • You must be fluent in either English or French.

Important Updates:

OHRM is now introducing online testing for the YPP examination. Online testing will be implemented only for the YPP exam covering the Political, Peace, and Humanitarian Network. For all other YPP exam areas covered in 2017, the process continues with the in-person, paper-based examination that will take place in various locations in December.

Press here to see the examination details for 2015

Instructions on How to register

Press here to visit the Programme official website and start your application