The new group of Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) and United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) will be received today at the Quai d’Orsay.
These two programs allow young professionals to be assigned across the world to support UN agencies. The 2018 recruits include 16 JPOs for the UN, two JPOs for the OSCE and 14 UNVs. They will work in 22 UN agencies (United Nations Secretariat, IOM, UNHCR, IAEA, UNRWA, and IFAD in particular), adding to the 33 JPOs and 17 UNVs already deployed.
More than 30,000 volunteers have worked with the UNV program in more than 140 developing countries since 1971. By participating in these programs, France strengthens the work of international organizations in this area, in accordance with President Macron’s commitments in support of multilateralism.