In a video message, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer encourages Americans -- who are underrepresented on the United Nation's staff -- to learn more about the UN 2011 Young Professionals Program (YPP) Examination and to explore the possibility of working for the United Nations. The YPP examination targets specific occupational fields. This year those fields are administration, humanitarian affairs, public information, and statistics. Applicants must meet age, education, and language criteria. The application period runs until September 10, and the examination will be held on December 7. You can learn more about the requirements and the application process by visiting the UN Careers website at careers.un.org.