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Understanding the United Nations Young Professionals Programme in detail is the first step to succeeding in the selection process. This highly competitive recruitment initiative is carried out once a year and comprises several stages: an online application form, a writing test, and a competency-based interview.
But understanding is only the first step: you also need to get prepared for all the stages with the most effective resources to guide you all the way through the UN YPP smoothly, with no surprises when facing a stage of the selection process.
In this article, we’ll show you how to properly prepare for the UN YPP exam subjects with an array of study resources to make sure you are ready for the selection process!
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UN YPP Exam Subjects: Exam Area Materials
You should select the most relevant materials of your exam area for the UN YPP. That includes not only the publications separeted by the UN for each field available through the UN-iLibrary website, but also guides, roadmaps to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and any pertinent internal UN document that may relate to your UN YPP exam subjects.
|Social Affairs (Reading List)||Statistics & Data Science (Reading List)|
|Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization 2021||World Statistics Pocketbook 2021|
|World Public Sector Report 2021||Manual for the Production of Statistics on the Digital Economy – 2020 Revised Edition|
|World Investment Report 2021||Guidance on the Use of Longitudinal Data for Migration Statistics|
|Placing Productive Capacities at the Heart of Least Developed Countries’ Development Policy and Strategy||Strengthening Data Governance for Effective Use of Open Data and Big Data Analytics for Combating COVID-19|
|Innovation in the Public Sector||UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2020|
|Social Policy and Social Protection Measures to Build Africa Better Post-COVID-19||Guide to Sharing Economic Data in Official Statistics|
|Compendium of Digital Government Initiatives in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: 2020||Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2021|
|World Social Report 2021||National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables 2019|
|Measuring and Monitoring Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals||Making Trade Agreements Work For Gender Equality - Data and Statistics|
|International Migration Report 2019||International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2018, Volume II|
|World Population Ageing 2019||United Nations National Quality Assurance Frameworks Manual for Official Statistics|
|Development Policy and Multilateralism after COVID-19||Recommendations for Promoting, Measuring and Communicating the Value of Official Statistics|
|A Rapid Review of Economic Policy and Social Protection Responses to Health and Economic Crises and their Effects on Children||Industrial Commodity Statistics Pocketbook 2018|
|Population and Vital Statistics Report, January 2017|
|World Statistics Pocketbook (Ser. V)|
Most importantly, your studying materials have to be well selected so it’s an effective asset in your preparation process and you don’t waste time with redundant readings and badly prepared materials.
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UN YPP Studying Resources: Keeping up to date with World Issues
Since questions in the Specialized Paper can cover current world issues, you have to keep yourself updated on what is going on in the world. To accomplish that, we advise you to follow different international news platforms including the United Nations’ UN News.
Having a broad knowledge of what is going on in the world today is essential for a UN staff member, given that this is a multicultural organization which actively takes part in some of these matters. Pay special attention to news relevant to the exam area you have chosen and remember to keep a close eye on the website of UN Offices and departments related to that same area.
Here are some International News Platforms for you to check daily:
- United Nations Security Council
- Amnesty International
- Le Monde Diplomatique
- The Independent
- The Economist
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UN YPP Studying Resources: UN Basic Facts
One of the most simple yet effective publications available to start studying right away when preparing for the UN YPP selection process is the eBook “Basic Facts about the United Nations”, which is currently in its 42nd Edition and available at UN-ilibrary in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.
The ebook will explain the structure of the United Nations, how the UN works, the main issues it addresses and its importance for people in all of the world. The ebook also documents the UN’s contributions to international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, humanitarian action, international law and decolonization.
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Our eBook “UN YPP Exam Preparation Book – Manual for Candidates”
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