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2010 United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination

Bureau of International Organization Affairs
July 7, 2010


For U.S. citizens seeking junior professional posts.

EXAMINATION CRITERIA: (all must be met) 2010

1. Be no more than 32 years old as of December 31, 2010 (UN requirement).

2. Have at least an undergraduate degree (advanced degree is an advantage, but is not required) in one of the following occupational fields or related areas:

  • Administration
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Affairs
  • Radio Producer (only for Arabic, Chinese, and French)
  • Security
  • Statistics
  • Web Design/Development

3. Be fluent in English and/or French, the two working languages of the Secretariat. Knowledge of additional official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) could be an advantage.

NOTE: Admission to the exam may be limited to the 40 most qualified Americans per occupational group.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 19, 2010

Detailed information and application forms may be obtained at:

Examination will be held on December 1, 2010, in New York City and San Francisco.

Travel expenses to and from exam site will NOT be paid by the UN or U.S. Government.


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