About The United Nations
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 and committed to maintaining international peace and security; developing friendly relations among nations; promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
Our work touches lives in every corner of the globe and our daily operations are complex, multifaceted and extended directly and indirectly to our 193 Members States.
We want people with integrity. People who are fair, impartial, honest and truthful. We want dynamic and adaptable persons who are not afraid to think creatively, to be proactive, flexible and responsive.
If you think you embody these values, then this is the place for you and your career.
Acting with integrity is performing in a selfless, impartial and honest manner at all times. When you work at the United Nations this means living the values of the Organization in your daily activities and behavior. Integrity upholds the professionalism of the staff; it is the backbone of efficiency.
To work with professionalism is to be dedicated, conscientious and efficient in meeting deadlines and achieving results. It means demonstrating competence in your area of expertise, and in any situation, presenting the best possible appearance, commitment and pride in your work.
Respect for diversity
Diversity is one of the defining features of the United Nations and the Organization recognizes that the diversity of its staff is an asset in tackling its complex tasks. We are called to respect and learn from each other’s differences and rely on them to find more creative ways to solve everyday challenges.
Working for The United Nations
Working for The United Nations
The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights. The issues on our agenda are manifold and diverse as are the careers we offer. Among our ranks you will find staff members who monitor elections, disarm child soldiers, coordinate relief in humanitarian crises and provide administrative as well as logistical support to carry out our complex mandates. These are just a few examples amongst our many other equally critical and necessary functions.
The wide array of jobs means that you may change functions, departments, geographic locations, and even organizations or fields of work throughout your career in the Organization.
The diversity of our people from our 193 Member States, means that you will find yourself working in multi-cultural teams with people from all backgrounds and cultures who have wide perspectives, experiences, expectations as well as approaches.
Diversity and Inclusion
The United Nations is founded on the principles of diversity and mutual respect. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect, where all personnel can thrive and reach their full potential. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
The Organization has zero-tolerance for harassment and discrimination and is committed to fighting all forms of misconduct and to build a safe, inclusive and enabling work environment for all personnel.
The diversity programmes of the United Nations are guided by Organizational strategies such as:
- UN-system wide Gender Parity Strategy
- Geographical Diversity Strategy
- UN Disability Inclusion Strategy
UN-GLOBE advocates for the equality and non-discrimination of LGBTIQ+ staff in the UN system and its peacekeeping operations. More information here.