Haoliang Xu to youth: The UN can be a mid-career goal

Haoliang Xu, assistant administrator and director of the regional bureau for Asia and the Pacific for the United Nations Development Program, shares his advice for young professionals with Devex Editor Rolf Rosenkranz.

Things have gotten more competitive since Haoliang Xu, assistant administrator and director of the regional bureau for Asia and the Pacific for the United Nations Development Program, began his career with the United Nations nearly 20 years ago.

Xu cautioned young people not to base their worth on whether they can land a job at the U.N. during this video interview with Devex Editor Rolf Rosenkranz.

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    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.