Does the UN have offices in Australia?

The UN has various representation in Australia including two important Pacific regional offices; the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) regional office and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) regional office.

Is working for the United Nations a good job?

You Get to Work on Global Issues A great part of working for the UN is using your skills and experience to help solve major global problems. For those with an interest in working on issues such as climate change, social justice, human rights or refugees and migration, the UN is a fantastic place to be.

Who is the UN representative for Australia?

Mr Mitch Fifield
Australia’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations is Mr Mitch Fifield. Australia’s Deputy Permanent Representative is Dr Fiona Webster. For the latest news and statements from Australia at the UN click here.

What does it mean if someone or something is described as un Australian?

Un-Australian is an increasingly pejorative term used in Australia. It is used in a humorous TV advertising campaign by Meat and Livestock Australia, in which ex-AFL footballer Sam Kekovich declares that not including lamb in one’s diet is “un-Australian”.

Is working for the UN a good career?

The UN offers a great brand for your resume, generous pay and incredible benefits which can make it easy for some to lose sight of the organization’s purpose. There is a risk of getting too comfortable and not showing the initiative and effort that working in such a globally minded organization requires.

What kind of jobs can you get at the UN?

United Nations Secretariat (Headquarters and Field offices, incl. Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political Missions) Secretariat of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) Join Inspection Unit (JIU) Regional Commissions (ECA, ECE, ESCWA, ECLAC, ESCAP) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

How old do you have to be to work at the United Nations?

a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. strong command of one of the working languages of the United Nations, English or French; an additional official language is an asset. normally 32 years of age or younger, but this varies by donor country.

Is there an internship at the United Nations?

If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you. For information and links to opportunities within the UN Secretariat please visit for other UN entities please enquire with them directly.

Where can I volunteer for the United Nations?

If you are inspired to take concrete action for global peace and development, take a look at the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme. Visit to find out more.