The Young Professionals Programme is a recruitment initiative aiming to improve the geographical representation, promote gender parity in the Organization at international level. This programme provides talented, highly qualified university graduates and young professionals from non- and under- represented Member States the opportunity to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career.

Candidates (up to 32 years old) should be nationals from non- or under- represented Member States at UNESCO.

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 is required. Candidates should be fluent in English or French. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese is an additional asset. Previous professional experience is an asset, but not mandatory.

Find out more about the Young Professional Programme (YPP) of UNESCO here.