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Applications open for the UNESCO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2018


UNESCO has now opened applications for The Young Professionals’ Programme (YPP). The program aims at bringing in young professionals improving the geographical representation of the Organization, promoting gender parity, enriching and diversifying the UNESCO family.

UNESCO will receive qualified candidatures from the UNESCO’s NATIONAL COMMISSION of non- and under-represented Member States. Interested candidates are welcome to contact their relevant NATCOM to apply for the Programme.

The deadline for applying for the program is 30th of June.

The eligibility criteria for application is as follows :-

Nationality: non- or under-represented Member State at UNESCO. (Please consult the current geographical distribution).

Age: 32 years maximum. Candidates must be born not i.e. born not before 1st January 1986

Education: an advanced university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field related to the management and administration of an international organization.

Languages: fluent English or French. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese is an additional asset.

Experience: initial professional experience is an asset, but not mandatory.

Values: Integrity, professionalism, respect for diversity and a strong commitment to the UNESCO mission.

Further information on the Program can be found here .