Competitive examinations offer both challenge and opportunity: to test you knowledge and competencies against the requirements of the various job families for particular profiles, and if successful, to embark on a career change. Find details about the opportunities that staff members may be eligible for through examinations and answers to questions about the different examinations.

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Exam icon General Service examinations
Information about entry-level examinations and examinations held as needed in particular occupational groups in the General Service and related categories.

Exam icon G to P and G to N (Young Professionals Programme)
Examinations for recruitment at the P-1 and P-2 levels are held annually in particular job families according to the needs of the Organization.

Exam icon Language Competitive Examinations for Language Positions
Competitive examination for posts in the Professional category requiring specific language skills: interpreters, translators/précis-writers, editors, verbatim reporters and proofreaders/copy preparers.

Assessment Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities/Temporary Medical Conditions

The United Nations is committed to creating a non-discriminatory and inclusive workplace with non-discriminatory recruitment and employment conditions, and to taking appropriate measures to ensure that reasonable accommodation is provided to staff members and candidates with disabilities (ST/SGB/2014/3).

Disability or temporary medical conditions, thus, shall not be an obstacle to otherwise qualified applicants’ participation in the selection process. Please click here to read more about the accommodation procedure.


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