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2011 United Nations Young Professionals Program (YPP) Examination (*)

The Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) announces for all qualified U.S. citizens:

United Nations 2011 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, 2011.
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:
• Administration
• Humanitarian Affairs
• Public Information
• Statistics
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 10, 2011.

The examination will be given on December 7, 2011, in New York City and possibly another location.

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

(*) Formerly known as UN National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE)

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