UN exam deadline set

UN exam deadline set

Young U.S. professionals with degrees in library and information management are being recruited for junior professional posts with the United Nations.

Applications for taking the examination must be received by October 31.

Detailed information and application forms may be obtained at: www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/exam.htm or from EmploymentUN@state.gov. Candidates must:

* Be U.S. citizens.

* Be noore than 32 years old as of December 31, 2007 (UN requirement).

* Have at least an undergraduate degree (advanced degree is a definite.

* advantage) in one of the following occupational fields or related areas: economics, legal affairs, library and information management, publishing and printing, radio production (Arabic and Spanish), security, or statistics.

* Be fluent in English and/or French, the two working languages of the Secretariat. Knowledge of additional official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish) is a definite advantage. For radio producers, Arabic or Spanish are required.

A maximum of 50 individuals will be allowed to take the exam per occupational group. If applicants exceed 50, only the most qualified will be selected.

The examination will be given in February 2007 in New York City.

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