Kathmandu, 15 August 2017 — Public speaking is my seasonal activity. I learn. And feel associated and connected with people sharing knowledge in a platform. In a way, I spoke about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating my stories of life with 200 youths on the floor moderated by Nepal Youth Council on Saturday, 15th August 2017.
I am always fascinated to reply a question of “How to get a job in the United Nations (UN)?” or “any engagement with UN?” when someone asks with passion. I always wonder seeing shining face of my front while replying answer. And I wish them to try the best at their end. My answers are following.
Before applying for any assignment to the UN, going through few literature would fuel to understand UN organization which is still complex to understand within few years of experience too. “UN Basic Facts” (http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/View/1774) is one of the core books of UN which provides comprehensive information and insightful fundamental organizational structure. Six organs of UN – “Trusteeship Council, Security Council, General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, International Court of Justice and Secretariat – and its agencies – like UNDP, UNICEF and etc – are major understanding of organization chart which is very important to know while applying for any job. UN system is represented by Secretariat which is governed by UN Secretary-General with offices and departments.