ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THE UN YPP 2022-2023 IN ONE PLACE!
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.
Candidates who wish to apply must meet some basic eligibility criteria which include special requirements concerning educational background, nationality, age, and language skills. Every year, a different list of participating Member States is released by the United Nations; therefore, only certain nationalities are convoked to take part in the test.
In this article, we’ll present you with a timeline of the most important updates to the 2022-2023 edition of the UN YPP!
Please note that the UN Careers portal has an update section of its own.
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IMPORTANT UN YPP UPDATES
APPLICATIONS FOR THE UN YPP 2022-23 ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED! – January 1, 2023
Applications for the UN YPP are closed. Evaluation of the applications of all UN YPP candidates is currently underway and soon many applicants will start being convoked to the Written Exam. Whether you’ve applied for the Legal Affairs or the Library and Information Management Exam Area, it’s time to strengthen your studies for the most competitive stage of the selection process.
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SUGGESTED READINGS FOR THE 2022-23 EXAM AREAS! – November 15, 2022
The UN YPP team has released the list of suggested readings for those who want to start preparing early for the Written Exams that will probably take place in the 1st semester of 2023. Click here to access the list prepared by UN Publications!
These are only the most basic readings for the exam. As the exam date nears, the YPP team will release more materials. Remember: the applications are open until December 31st, so there’s plenty of time to prepare both your application materials and your study schedule for the Written Exam.
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APPLICATIONS FOR THE UN YPP 2022-23 ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN! – November 1, 2022
Applications for the UN YPP are finally open! The application period is open from November 1st to December 31st. This is your chance to apply for one of the most prestigious selection processes in the world! Check the eligibility criteria here. For an overview of the UN YPP, click here!
The exam areas for this edition of the program are the following:
Your application documents will be evaluated during ALL stages of the selection process: they are essential to your success. That’s why we have created the UN YPP Initial Package, which has been the key to the success of many YPs in previous editions of the program.
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- Our UPDATED eBook “UN YPP: Manual for Candidates”, with essential tips to be successful in every stage of the selection process and much more;
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UN YPP 2022-2023 – News about the opening date! – October 14, 2022
Although the application period has not started yet, the YPP team has set a new goal for the opening of the new edition of the UN YPP: in early November. They have also emphasized that the application will still be open for two full months.
Don’t forget the areas that will be opened in this edition:
- Legal Affairs
- Library and Information Management
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UN YPP 2022-2023 EXAM AREAS ANNOUNCED! – August 17, 2022
The Exam Areas for the next edition of the UN YPP have been announced. They are:
- Legal Affairs
- Library and Information Management
The YPP team has also stated that they will be opening applications later this August, so keep checking this page to know when this happens.
Stay tuned as we will release an article explaining the details and most important information about each of these exam areas soon!
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OFFICIAL DATE FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE WRITTEN EXAM! – June 15, 2022
Attention UN YPP candidates: the first part of the Written Exam will take place on July 20! The final stretch of your preparation is here, so get our custom materials to make sure you ace the exam!
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FIRST INFORMATION ABOUT THE UN YPP 2022-2023! – June 10, 2022
For those who intend to apply for the 2022-2023 edition of the UN YPP, we have new information about the selection process. The participating member states were announced! Pay attention because there were changes from the previous edition. To apply for the 2022-2023 UN YPP, you must hold a nationality from one of these countries:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.
According to the UN YPP team, the application period will open in a few months, with exam areas to be announced in the upcoming months as well.
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INVITATIONS FOR THE WRITTEN EXAM ARE OUT! – May 20, 2022
The invitations for the Written Exam of the 2021-2022 UN YPP are already out! Check your e-mail inbox and/or your Inspira account to see if you have been invited. The first part of the Written Exam will take place in July 2022, so you still have a lot of time to study!
Whether you’ve applied for the Statistics or the Social Affairs Exam Area, you need to get the best preparation for this competitive stage of the UN YPP.
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APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED! – March 4, 2022
The application period for the 2021-2022 UN YPP has finished. Now it’s time for you to prepare for the UN YPP Written Examination: whether you’ve applied for the Statistics or the Social Affairs Exam Area, it’s time to start studying for this competitive stage of the selection process.
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APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! – December 20, 2021
The application period for the 2021-2022 UN YPP has finally begun. Applications will be open through 13 February 2022. You can find the available job openings on the UN Careers Portal, as well as on the Inspira website. The exam areas and their corresponding job openings are:
- Social Affairs/Social Policy and Development: job opening #164785
- Statistics and Data Science: job opening #164791
Now that applications are open, this is the time to get proper preparation not only for the PHP phase, but also for the Written Exam, since applicants that prepare early can more than double their chances of success in this competitive selection process!
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UN YPP EXAM AREAS ANNOUNCED – October 27, 2021
For those wondering when the applications for the UN YPP will open, there’s no official date yet. However, the application period is expected to be open very soon. Also, the UN YPP team has announced the Exam Areas for the 2021 edition of the program:
- Social Affairs
Those selected for the second stage of the UN YPP selection process – the Written Exam – will have the knowledge of their exam area of choice assessed.
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UN YPP UPDATES: NEW INSPIRA CANDIDATE APPLICATION – September 27, 2021
In preparation for the 2021 edition of the UN YPP selection process, Inspira – the UN online recruitment system – has announced a list of changes in the candidate’s profile construction page:
- Now, a resume-style profile filled with job-specific/personal information (approximately 4 pages) will replace the old Personal History Profile (which was approximately 11 pages);
- A Motivational Statement (also known as a Statement of Interest) will replace the old cover letter;
- The work experience field will reduce the character length from 5,000 to 1,000;
- The fields for the inclusion of training, publications, licenses, and certificates has been optimized;
- The new option to include non-supervisor references, e.g., former supervisees.
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TWO NEW MEMBER STATES ADDED – August 19, 2021
The UN YPP team announced that the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Republic of Turkey joined the list of eligible Member States for the 2021 edition of the United Nations Young Professionals Program. The decision was made based on both nations’ present representation status. IF you have either of those two new nationalities, you will be able to apply for the 2021 UN YPP if you also, of course, meet the age, education and language requirements that you can find here.
The exam areas for the 2021 UN YPP and the application timeline will be announced soon, so keep checking this page to make sure you know first-hand when the next updates are out!
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UN YPP 2021 Participating Countries – 22 June 2021
For the 2021 UN YPP, the list of the participating member states was released on June 22nd and the following countries were invited:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
You can only apply for the UN YPP exams under one nationality. If you have more than one, deciding which one to use may benefit you in the process. For instance, if you take into consideration which country (of the ones you are a national) is under-represented in the UN Secretariat or the number of nationals applying for the program, you could improve your chances of qualifying in the exam.
This is an important strategy, considering that of all the applicants, only the best 60 per country (according to the 2020 UN YPP rules), for each area, are invited for the first part of the UN YPP written exam.
Please note that prospective nationality and residency status do NOT qualify as nationality for application to the UN YPP exams. You must prove your nationality by presenting a passport or a national identity card.
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