The United Nations Secretariat has staff working in over 450 duty stations. There are 190 Member State nationalities represented among us.

The staff population was over 36,000 as of 31 December 2022, but our global workforce includes an additional 10,000 interns, technical cooperation experts, and United Nations Volunteers, as well as consultants, individual contractors, and other types of personnel. 

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 about their experiences and perspectives. 

Short Interviews

Check out these brief interviews with staff posted on iSeek and other sites. 

Development Coordination Office

Nadia Kyzytska, Head of the UN information Centre, Kyiv

Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Ibrahim Al Haddad, Information Management Officer, Yemen

Florence Nyambura Muchori, Sudan

Marc Belanger, Reporting and Advocacy Officer, Somalia

Mirwais Durrani, Finance and Budget Officer, New York

Charles Kimeu, ICT Officer, Somalia

Uta Filz, Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Geneva

Leonardo Milano, Predictive Analytics Team

Sekou Traore, Head of the Information Management Unit, Central African Republic

Department of Safety and Security

Miquel Williams, Security Officer and Weapons Custodia, UNSOS

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