What are you doing for peace?

Highlighting UN field career opportunities worldwide

“What are you doing for peace?” / ‹‹Que faites-vous pour la paix ?›› is an aerial photograph that was envisioned at United Nations Headquarters in New York to launch a global outreach campaign showcasing UN field careers. On 17 September 2015, just before the 70th General Assembly opened, over 1,000 participants joined together dressed in white – the symbolic colour of peace – to illustrate the uplifting theme of this campaign. This visually compelling picture evokes the ‘raison d’être’ of the UN – work towards the cause of peace is at the heart of what the UN does every day.

UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
UN Secretariat staff mark the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations by joining in formations which read, “What R U Doing 4 Peace?” (“Que faites-vous pour la paix ?” in French), around the Circle in front of the Secretariat Building at headquarters in New York.

Why was the event conceptualized?

Ultimately, the “What are you doing for peace?” campaign is about people. It was created from the perspective that the United Nation’s workforce is the Organization’s greatest asset. The campaign was born out of the UN’s ongoing need to attract and retain a diverse pool of suitably qualified and experienced candidates who aspire to a multitude of UN career options, especially in the field.

‘What are you doing for peace?’ Maybe it’s time to consider a career with the UN!

The aerial photo event also celebrated the launch of a Careers e-Library. This online resource comprises informational leaflets on 24 occupational groups – covering career options from Aviation, to Public Information, to Logistics. All leaflets feature a range of profiles who reflect the diversity of the UN’s global staff population, with a particular focus on women. This versatile approach ensured a light environmental footprint and comprises leaflets in English and French.

More information

Visit careers.un.org for more information on the wide range of UN career opportunities.

The two iconic ‘What are you doing for peace?’ images are available for download in English and French.

Campaign icons designed to add to your email signature can also be downloaded here in English and French

If you are interested in taking the next steps towards a field career with the UN, watch the video to find out more about what you can do for peace.

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