Hong Kong Sends First Junior Professional Officers to the UN
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Hong Kong Launches First Batch of Junior Professional Officers to the UN

12 young public officers have been recommended to participate in the UN Junior Professional Officer Programme at the launch ceremony of the "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Junior Professional Officers to the United Nations" project, attended by Chief Executive John Lee.

The group are supported by the Central Government and with assistance from the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong SAR.

The 12 officers, from a variety of departments, will be working at the UN offices in New York, Geneva, Vienna, and Nairobi as Chinese personnel, and are expected to report for duty in early 2023 for a two-year tenure.

This is the first time that Hong Kong has taken part in the programme, with five young public officers having been recommended for work in UN offices in 2019.

Addressing the ceremony, Mr Lee said that the support given by the central government in sending young public officers of Hong Kong to work in the UN is a recognition of the city’s young people. He encouraged them to give their best in the international arena, to serve as the bridge of the country and the world as well as serve to tell good stories of Hong Kong.  

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