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This portal provides information on language careers at the United Nations Secretariat, which has the largest language staff in the United Nations system. The language staff of the Secretariat work in-house at United Nation Headquarters in New York, the United Nations Offices at Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna, and the regional commissions in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut and Santiago.

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Message from the Under-Secretary-General


The United Nations is one of the world’s largest employers of language professionals: several hundred work for the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi, or at the regional commissions of the United Nations in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut and Santiago.

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21 February 2017

TraineeshipInterpreter Trainee, Russian (6 positions) @ UNHQ, New York
Apply by 6 March 2017 here

16 February 2017

NEW!  Combined language examination for French language professionals. Apply here.