International Civil Servant

What is International Civil Servant
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.

The basic application criteria for candidates include:
1. Must be a national of a participating country, Aqama Holder of participating country may also participate belongs to other countries;
2. Must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam subject;
3. Must be 32 years old or younger in the year of the exam; and
4. Must be fluent in English or French.

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