About the Career

Overview of the UN-system

Read about the history, structure and mandate of the UN, and Switzerland’s approach to increase its representation within UN organisations.

Why work for the UN?

The UN offers extensive employment opportunities across the professional spectrum. Learn about regularly sought profiles and the pros and cons of a UN career.

Types of positions

The UN distinguishes between staff members and other personnel such as consultants or UN Volunteers. The latter can be a great stepping stone to a UN staff position.

UNYV - Intake 2018

Swiss graduates who want to start a career in international cooperation will enjoy the UN Youth Volunteers Programme. The application period is closed!