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The Young Professionals Programme (YPP)

Young Professionals Group 2011 (c) UNESCO

The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) provides the opportunity to young university graduates and young qualified professionals from non- and under-represented Member States to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career.

The selection of the Young Professional Programme is in process.

UNESCO has received qualified candidatures from the UNESCO’s NATIONAL COMMISSION of non- and under-represented Member States. The deadline for the submission of candidatures has now expired.

We are now evaluating the applications on the basis of qualifications, skills and motivation in order to identify the candidates who will be admitted to the next step of the selection procedure.


Who are we looking for? What are the right profiles?

  • Nationality: non- or under-represented Member State at UNESCO. (Please consult the current geographical distribution click here).
  • Age: 32 years maximum. Candidates must be born not earlier than 1st January 1983.
  • 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.