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UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Employer Presentation

Employer Event
Green jobs for Youth / UNEP (
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The United Nations Environment Programme is the global authority that sets the environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

The organization works on delivering transformational change for people and nature by drilling down on the root causes of the three planetary crises of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. UNEP employs seven interlinked subprogrammes for action: Climate Action, Chemicals and Pollutions Action, Nature Action, Science Policy, Environmental Governance, Finance and Economic Transformations and Digital Transformations.


During this session you will learn more about: 

  • UNEP's work
  • The wide range of career opportunities available for interested alumni and graduate students at CEU
  • The application and selection process and how to apply to the organization through the UN Secretariat INSPIRA platform

There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation, so come prepared with questions!

Additional speaker bios will be added as they are finalized.


Soraya Soemadiredja (ENVS '16) is an Outreach Officer in the Human Resources Section of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, Soraya worked with UN organizations such as UNKLESA in Kenya, UNV and UNFCCC in Germany, and also in international climate policy, coordination and negotiations for the government of Indonesia – her home country. Soraya holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada, and studied in the MESPOM program at Lund University in Sweden, Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and the University of the Aegean in Lesvos, Greece. 

Additional speaker bios will be added as they are finalized.

While all students and alumni are welcome to attend, the roles / career paths presented during this event will be primarily for graduate students and alumni.

This event will be held on campus in Vienna with speakers connecting remotely. Please register in advance. You will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to attend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely.