Today I was incredibly saddened to learn of the fatal crash of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
My thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of the victims and the deepest condolences of the global IOGT family go out to all who are affected by this tragic event.
Many passengers on that flight were travelling to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
As we in IOGT International are part of the global community to control and prevent the HIV/ AIDS epidemic, we mourn the tragic loss of colleagues – among them staff of UN agencies as well as civil society – and express our condolences to their families and friends.
May all victims rest in peace.