Working with the United Nations

Overview of the UN-system

With its complex network of organisations, the UN is a global organisation active in a wide range of fields. Learn about its history, mandate, and structure.

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, UN Volunteers, and interns. Each modality has its own perks and challenges.