Bonn, Germany, 1 February 2012 – The following message is an excerpt from the condolence letter addressed to His Excellency Dr. Lee Don Koo, Minister of Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea:
It is with deep sadness that I would like to offer to you, on behalf of the United Nations Conventions to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and myself our sincere condolences for the death of Dr. Eun-ho Im.
Dr. Im worked tirelessly for the preparation and successful organisation of the UNCCD Conference of the Parties held in your country last October. He also played an instrumental role in promoting the UNCCD in the Republic of Korea. His passing away is a tragic loss for the Republic of Korea and the Asia Region as a whole.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad moment. May Dr. Im rest in peace.