I am going to take another month (or so) to decide how to best continue my blogging and promise to keep you posted but, in the interim, to my readers, supporters, and champions in cyberspace -- I thank you, from the bottom of my heart. There are challenges ahead for our country, but major opportunities, as well. Today, I begin my journey towards helping solve some of the issues facing Canada and putting our country back on a respectable track. It will take time, but with the support of you all, I will stay the course. Merci!
Dear friends and colleagues in the Partnerships Bureau (and beyond),
Today was my last day at UNDP -- thank you all very much for an interesting, engaging, and event-filled year.
Though I move on to new challenges in Canada, the calling remains the same: help those less fortunate; promote peace, order and good governance; and help establish just and inclusive societies for all. I will remain keenly tuned to UNDP under the leadership of the new Administrator, and from the cold, windy shores of historic Halifax harbour, promise to cheer you on in all your international development efforts. It is for that reason I say goodbye for now, and not farewell forever -- considering how small the world is, it's not a matter of if, but when, our paths cross next.
I have tried to say personal goodbyes to as many of you as possible. If I didn't get a chance to share a laugh or a hug, please know that I was thinking about you and look forward to the next time we meet. (Of course, visits to Nova Scotia are more than welcome!)
Au revoir et bonne chance.