The exam this year will be in two areas – Economic Affairs and Information Systems and Technology. Applicants must be up to 32 years of age. The period to apply is June and July 2019; learn how to apply.

Every year, the United Nations seeks highly qualified young people who want to start dedicating themselves to an international career in the Organization. Through its annual contest, the Young Professionals Program ( YPP ) seeks new talents to join the UN.

The exam this year will be in two areas – Economic Affairs and Information Systems and Technology. Applicants must be up to 32 years old (born on or after January 1, 1987).

If you are a graduate in higher education, speak English or French fluently, you are a citizen of one of the countries participating in the program, see below how to participate. Among the countries included are eight Portuguese: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Sao Tome, and Principe and Timor-Leste.

The deadline to apply is June and July 2019, according to the schedule released by the department responsible, through the UN Careers portal. Check out a YPP 2019 presentation document here .


It is important to note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. Therefore, you must complete and submit your application before the deadline.

It is important to complete and update all information accurately as this data will serve as a basis for assessing your eligibility and suitability for the exam. You will receive an application number by email.

Further guidance on the preparation of applications is available through the manuals (click here) and the YPP FAQ (click here).

Doubts and other vacancies at the UN

Any additional questions should be sent directly to the contact available on the program page.

In addition to the YPP, people in any age group can seek vacancies at the UN at any time, with vacancies without age criteria representing the vast majority of the opportunities available at the UN. 

Also follow the vacancies in the UN by Facebook and Twitter, in the following addresses: and .