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As of 22 April 2010, all job openings in the UN Secretariat are published on the United Nations Careers Portal (careers.un.org), available also in French.

The United Nations Secretariat is transitioning to a new online recruitment system. During this transition period, both the existing and the new system will run in parallel. When applying for a job, you will be automatically directed to the appropriate system.

Galaxy is used for openings in field missions (peacekeeping and special political missions) as well as job openings in the rest of the Secretariat that were posted prior to 2010. The jobs posted in Galaxy are also published on the United Nations Careers Portal (careers.un.org).

You can learn how to apply, create your Profile, review available job openings and submit your application online at the above links

The United Nations Secretariat is looking for competent and motivated persons with a strong belief in its purpose and mandates, who are willing to dedicate themselves to a rewarding international career in different locations around the world.  The United Nations provides an opportunity to serve in a dynamic, multicultural environment in a variety of jobs in the support of global causes.

United Nations staff uphold the principles and core values of the Organization, including integrity, professionalism, efficiency and respect for diversity.  The United Nations welcomes applications from nationals of all Member States and strongly encourages women to apply. Applicants with disabilities are considered by the United Nations for employment under all types of contracts in full compliance with the United Nations Charter. The United Nations offers a variety of ways to join its workforce. It also offers university students opportunities to serve as interns.  

Candidates for jobs in the General Service and related categories, including those in the trades and crafts, security and safety, secretarial and other support positions, are recruited locally.

Competitive Examinations

The United Nations offers the the Young Professionals Programme for Junior Professionals and examinations for positions requiring special language skills.

Associate Experts Programme

This Programme offers young professionals who are graduates from universities or institutions of higher education an opportunity to acquire professional experience in the technical cooperation of the United Nations Secretariat. 

Headquarters Internship Programme

The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New York and at other major locations of the Organization.

Job Opportunities in the UN system

If you are interested in working for other United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, please visit their websites directly.  Most websites can be accessed through the links found at the International Civil Service Commission.

Warning to Applicants

There are job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from the United Nations. Please be aware that the United Nations does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.