First UAE nationals to join UNICEF under new partnership


First UAE nationals to join UNICEF under new partnership

UAE nationals can now work at UNICEF as full-time staff under a new partnership.

The Junior Professional Officers (JPO) programme, the first-ever in the Middle East and North Africa, will see candidates interviewed by the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, starting this month.

"With over 40 per cent of the global population under the age of 25, there has never been a more important time to focus on children and youth," Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations said.

The UAE and the United Nations Children's Fund have a long history of partnership.