Work in various countries provides opportunity to expand personal views
Hisashi Izumi of the U.N. Development Programme Papua New Guinea Office
Mar 01, 2017
Obtaining a master’s degree in Development Management, London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Rikkyo University, Hisashi Izumi worked at the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia before joining the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP). He is currently posted in Papua New Guinea.
What do you like about your current job?
We are not working for the interests of just one company or one country, but for overall global issues such as international peace and stability and poverty reduction. I find myself very happy in this job and my pride and commitment motivates me to live positively and move forward in hardships or difficult situations.
what talent is needed to work for international organizations?
Adding to the challenge, the common unspoken agreement prevalent in Japanese culture is not present in every country. When faced with difficulties, you need to have a positive and optimistic attitude in your work.
What message do you have for people who want to work for international organizations?
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