I just think you should all know that Friday at work there were extra security guards everywhere and a red carpet laid out from the main entrance and down some stairs to a room where important delegates and heads of state met for the Horn of Africa Summit… and I walked on the red carpet! Not the whole distance, but enough to feel very important and special. Of course, had the delegates started arriving, I probably would have been asked to move, so don’t worry, as a small peon in the whole UN system my head has not inflated, I know my place… but perhaps a sign of things to come? A girl can dream, right?
I really wanted to sit in on the Summit but unfortunately that was not possible. I am starting to think that I should go to the Canadian High Commission and see if they have jobs coming up in the spring that I can apply for. My friends who work at the Austrian and German embassies are in charge of representing their nations at UN conferences, advising the higher-ups about new regional economic and policy decisions, and updating them on the Horn of Africa drought, etc. It would be like researching my own interests while getting to meet a whole new group of interesting people. There is no rush however, I am happy with what I’m doing now, and mid-February is still a long way away.
Anyway, just wanted you to know. After a somewhat bothersome week, it was an exciting way to start Friday morning!