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    Judith Mackay

    Hong Kong | 7 Jun 2018

     

    It has been a real privilege to have known and worked with you since you joined WHO in 1998, on many different tobacco issues, and in all continents of the world. Your history of achievements at WHO over the last two decades speaks for itself, especially during the complicated negotiations of the WHO FCTC, and then when you became Director of the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative in 2005. Since then you have been the global public face of WHO for tobacco control. Your determination and commitment to keep tobacco at the forefront of the WHO NCD agenda in your present job is entirely appropriate to the magnitude of the problem. You have been steadfast in exposing the tactics of the tobacco industry, and have led WHO to a very principled stand on this. You have been an absolutely excellent colleague in every way. You could not be more highly regarded at all levels by countries’ governments and NGOs, a testament to your diplomatic skills. You listen carefully to all views to reach consensus, and then are decisive and effective. Your political antennae are exquisitely sensitive, and you are both respectful and realistic in what countries can achieve and when. You have excelled in every negotiation where I have been present – I can’t think of a single time we left a meeting with an unsuccessful outcome. On a personal note, it has been wonderful working with you. With warmest wishes for your future, Judith

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    Soon-Young Yoon

    United States | 7 Jun 2018

     

    If I were to give you a Homeric epithet, I think it would be "Douglas Bettcher, brilliant humanitarian." It has been a joy to watch you use your talents--diplomacy with a kind touch, stubbornness on values that count, and a brilliance of mind that shines. We are adopting you as a four-star feminist. Thank you for your leadership and friendship. We hope to see and hear a lot from you as you move into next turn of your journey. Remember this premiere of the tobacco protest march through Tokyo's fashion district?

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