In the morning light, five hours after arriving, I see we are on a bustling street in downtown Monrovia: wonderful people from the Liberia Host Committee – Precious, Samuel, Emmanuel, Ruth and Johnson helping us in every way.  I must join my colleagues here from Sweeden, Somalia, Ethiopia, the UK and US to go to the Stadium for the start of Colloquium.  When I return to my lodging, I hope to have many wonderful pictures & stories to share. I also was thrilled to learn that Melanne Verveer has been named US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. She’d led Vital Voices Global Partnership that supports women leaders who promote political, social, and economic progress in their countries. She took a lead in establishing the President’s Interagency Council on Women and had worked closely with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in international activities when she was the First Lady. The women of the US and the world will be well represented by Melanne!

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