Saturday, September 03, 2011

A Young American Goes to UNESCO

Yann Gavillot
Yann Gavillot, a Geologist finishing up his PhD work at Oregon State University, was recently awarded a position at UNESCO through the Young Professionals Program.

Through its Young Professionals Program, UNESCO recruits staff from nations under-represented within the UNESCO secretariat.

Congratulations to Yann! The Young Professionals Program is very competitive.  This year UNESCO received more than 500 applications from member states for only 10 open positions. Since national commissions screen applications before forwarding them to UNESCO, even more people may have applied. Success in winning a career job through such a competition is a real testimony to Mr. Gavillot's professional quality.

It is not yet certain whether UNESCO will open up the Young Professionals Program for 2012.

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