Saturday, August 28, 2010

When the Dream Comes True

Dear all of my readers and blogging friends...
I am very happy and fortunate currently. It just because God gives me a chance to realize my dream to work in International Organization.

Yes, today I am officially become an employee of International Regional Organization. I am now working at The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which started on August 23, 2010. I think most of you (especially you who come from Asia) know what ASEAN is. But if you still feel unfamiliar with this organization, I will explain you shortly about it.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand. Today there are ten Member States of ASEAN. ASEAN has aims and purposes such as: to accelerate the economic growth,
social progress and cultural development in the Southeast Asia region, to promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries, to promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest, to provide assistance to each other in the form of training and research facilities in the educational, professional, technical and administrative spheres, to collaborate more effectively for the greater utilization of their agriculture and industries, the expansion of their trade, to promote Southeast Asian studies, and to maintain close and beneficial cooperation with existing international and regional organizations with similar aims and purposes.

In accordance with our vision and mission, the motto of ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.

At ASEAN I work in the Security Cooperation division under Political Security department. I work there as a Secretary to help and support my division in the acceleration its work program. May be I just a Secretary today, but I am sure someday I can improve my performance to dive deeper in the project operation. I want to feel so enthusiastic in my work and go deeper in help ASEAN, because I want to help ASEAN Nation to obtain its prosperity, peace and stability.

I just remember when I was close with graduation time, I feel so uncomfortable and pessimist to be able to work in NGO (Non Governmental Organization)/ IGO (International Governmental Organization) because of its high competition. But in turn out today I able to achieve it, to be one of IGO worker. I am very gratitude with all of this... (my last written about my desire to work at NGO).

nb. Thank you for my God, my friends and family for the much support for me so far..


Jim Belshaw said...

Congratulations, Niar.

Cuspedepita said...

Congratulations for having succeeded in realizing your dream. I remember when you graduated and started working. The feeling that you had to find a job commensurate with your education and your concerns about humanitarian work and how hard it was at first in positions that have no connection but you have progressed quickly and you got what you wanted. And I'm happy for you.