Competitive Examinations

One way to enter the United Nations Secretariat is through our competitive exams. The United Nations Secretariat offers Language Competitive Exams for interperters, translators, verbatim reporters and other language professionals. It also offers the Young Professionals Programme. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. UNICEF has a New Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) to bring in young professionals. UNDP has a similar programme called the LEAD Programme. For more information, please visit the employment websites of the respective organizations.