The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programs. The YPP examination is held once a year and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise. The examination process consists of a written and an oral stage (interview). Candidates who are selected from the roster will be offered a two-year fixed term contract at the start of their Professional career with the Secretariat. Read more here.