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Press Releases, 5/2/2012 | Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Working for Peace and Development: Are you interested in a career at the United Nations?

Press release 102/2012
2 May 2012

Briefings on career opportunities at the UN and application procedures will be held in Turku and Tampere on May 7 and in Helsinki on May 8.

The United Nations, and its funds, programmes and specialized agencies, is a global employer and actor that focuses on a many fundamental issues, including sustainable development, the environment, refugees, disaster relief and mitigation, human rights, HIV/AIDS, counter-terrorism, disarmament and non-proliferation.

The UN secretariat and agencies are looking for professionals for various mid-career posts. Applicants should have 5-15 years of professional experiences in i.a. the following sectors: law and the rule of law, human rights, health including reproductive health, nutrition, social policy, gender based violence, water and sanitation, education, human resources, economics, administration, engineering. The United Nations organizations are looking for competent, motivated and committed persons with a strong belief in the purpose and mandates of the United Nations who are willing to dedicate themselves to an international career in a wide range of occupations.

Representatives of the UN Secretariat, UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA will visit Finland on May 7-8 as part of an outreach tour to inform about career opportunities in the UN system. They will also focus on how to structure an effective application and how to prepare for interviews. In addition they will answer questions about working at the UN. The event is open for the public and the language of the presentations is English.

In Turku an information session will be held on Monday 7.5. between 10-12.30 at Turun yliopisto, Assistentinkatu 7, Sali PUB 2.

In Tampere the session will be on Monday 7.5. between 16-18.30 at the Tampereen yliopisto, Linnakiinteistö Kalevantie 5, Sali LS K 113.

In Helsinki two sessions will be held on Tuesday 8.5. between 9-12 and 15-18 at the Department of Press and Culture of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Kanavakatu 3C. For the sessions in Helsinki registration in advance is required by e-mail to


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