How to land at the UN as global southern national

Summary & Key takeaways

Let’s face it.  Getting a job at the UN is not easy.  More so, if you belong to a non-donor country in the Global South.  But even when your hard work rewards you with a UN field position, there are epidemics, active armed conflict and many challenges.

In Episode 2 of Season 6,  brace for a bumpy ride as our guest shares an honest, real and insightful account of a UN field work in Latin America and Africa. This episode is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship (more info is below).

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Santiago Quiñones discusses his undergraduate and post-graduate education, his hard fought UN career path, moments of doubt and despair, as well as his deep drive  to do good and give back to his native Colombia and everywhere he has worked.

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

Key Links:

Fundación Carolina for Latin American students

Junio Professional Officer Program UN Careers

UNDP Acceleration Labs

 

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