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2012 UN Young Professional Program (YPP) Exam – Sep. 12 deadline

July 30, 2012

2012 United Nations Young Professional Program (YPP) Examination – Sep. 12 deadline

The U.S. Department of State announces for all qualified U.S. citizens: United Nations 2012 Young Professionals Program (YPP) Examination for UN junior professional posts.

Examination Criteria (all must be met)

1. Be no more than 32 years old as of December 31, 2012.

2. Have at least an undergraduate degree (advanced degree is an advantage, but is not required) in one of the following occupational fields or related areas:

• Architecture
• Economic Affairs
• Information System & Technology
• Political Affairs
• Radio Producer
• Social Affairs

3. Be fluent in English and/or French. Knowledge of additional official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish) may be an advantage.

NOTE: Admission to the exam may be limited to the 40 most qualified Americans per occupational group. Potential employment offers depend upon test results, interview, number of vacancies, and competition from applicants from other nations. Applicants should be aware that the selection and placement process can be lengthy.

The deadline for applications is September 12, 2012.


The examination will be given on December 5, 2012 in New York City and San Francisco.

Travel expenses to and from the exam site will NOT be paid by the UN or U.S. Government.

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