The URL above links to a United Nations job recruitment area called, Associate Experts Programme - where young adults (under 32) can apply to be a consultative expert within the United Nations. The only catch is you need to be from one of the donor countries.
Straight away I thought, no problem… donor country to the United Nations, yep, as a US citizen, I probably qualify. Then I look at the list of donor countries
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE UNITED STATES!!!??? By the time I finish my PhD, if not already, I AM an expert in agricultural political economy, politics being key to pushing forward some cohesive world food policy, according to the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter (I disagree btw. the problem isn’t entirely political OR entirely technical: past method. ITS BLOODY BOTH!). I have internal and external technical and political knowledge of US, EU, and developing nation (specialising in India, South Africa, and Brazil) agriculture policy and problems.
BUT COME GRADUATION TIME WHEN I’M FACE DEEP IN US LOANS WILL THERE BE A JOB WHERE I CAN BOTH USE MY HIGHLY TECHNICAL, HIGHLY POLITICAL, HIGHLY SPECIALISED KNOWLEDGE, THUS GRANTING ME EXPERT STATUS, LEAVING ME ABLE TO REPAY MY DAMNED LOANS????
no. because the US is fucked beyond belief and apparently isn’t a UN DONOR COUNTRY!!!
the associate experts page says if i’m from a developing country Italy, the Netherlands, and soon Spain can sponsor me… and according to the South Centre, another org i would LOVE to work for, im not from a developing country…
i’d say with the sort of policy the US congress churns out… i’d disagree.
when will my world citizen passport arrive? and will it have a rainbow on the front?