ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THE UN YPP 2023-24 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 2023-2024 edition of the UN YPP!
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IMPORTANT UN YPP UPDATES
THE DATE FOR THE 1st PHASE OF THE WRITTEN EXAM IS OUT! – August 24, 2023
The UN YPP team has released the timeline for the 1st phase of the Written Exam, which is comprised of the General Paper and the Specialized Paper Part I: the test will tentatively take place on October 12, 2023. If you’re one of the convoked candidates, check your e-mail to learn more. To prepare for the exam, check the suggested readings made available by the UN:
|Economic Affairs||Information Systems and Technology|
|World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023||Technology and Innovation Report 2023|
|World Investment Report 2023||2022 Special Report on Human Security|
|Hal R Varian (2019). Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach||Information Integrity on Digital Platforms|
|Gregory N Mankiw (2018). Macroeconomics||Synthetic Data for Official Statistics|
|Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc Melitz (2018). International Economics: Theory and Policy||Handbook on eTIR Technical Specifications|
|Jeffrey M. Wooldridge (2019). Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach||A Global Digital Compact — an Open, Free and Secure Digital Future for All|
|Perkins, Radelet, Lindauer, Block, (2013). Economics of Development||Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization 2022|
|United Nations (2016) A/RES/70/1 - Transforming our world: 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development||Frontier Technology Adoption in Developing Countries|
|United Nations (2019) Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019||Harnessing Blockchain for Sustainable Development|
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APPLICATIONS FOR THE UN YPP 2023-24 ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN! – May 1, 2023
Applications for the UN YPP are open! The application period will be open until June 29. 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:
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UN YPP 2023-24 NEWS: EXAM AREAS AND PARTICIPATING MEMBER STATES ANNOUNCED! – March 27, 2023
The UN YPP team has just released the list of participating member countries and Exam Areas for the next edition of the UN YPP, which is expected to open for applications from late April to June. These are the Exam areas for the new edition:
- Economic Affairs
- Information Systems & Technology
And these are the countries of the new edition:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malta, 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, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu.
Remember: 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.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2022-2023 UN YPP [RELEVANT TO THOSE CURRENTLY TAKING THE WRITTEN EXAM]:
THE DATE FOR THE 1st PHASE OF THE WRITTEN EXAM IS OUT! – February 1, 2023
The UN YPP team has released the timeline for the 1st phase of the Written Exam, which is comprised of the General Paper and the Specialized Paper Part I: the test will tentatively take place in mid-March 2023. In case the exam does take place in March, the YPP team will send a new e-mail soon to convoked candidates informing the exact date and additional information.
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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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