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The United Nations will select the most qualified citizens

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The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations. This programme builds upon the national competitive recruitment examination (NCRE) which was held for the last time in 2010.

The following requirements must be met to apply: hold a first-level university degree and speak English and/or French fluently. This year, the areas in which applications are being accepted are: legal affairs, public information and statistics.

The United Nations will select the 40 most qualified Spanish citizens in each area to take part in the written exam. This decision will be based on academic level, knowledge of other official UN languages and professional experience.

The written exam will take place in Madrid on 3 December 2013.

Applications must be received by 2 August.

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