The United Nations Secretariat has staff working in over 463 duty stations across 193 countries.

There are more than 35,000 of us in total. We work in dozens of job families as we carry out the mandates of the Organization in bringing about a more peaceful and just world.


Ever wonder about the work lives of colleagues on the other side of the world? Or their career paths? Check out the resources below. You’ll find first-hand accounts from staff – their experiences and perspectives on what keeps them satisfied and motivated about their UN careers.


Working in the Field

Explore written resources about career paths in field duty stations.


Stories from the Field 

Watch this video: Under the Blue Helmet: Life as a UN Peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo