The NGO Delegation is shocked and saddened by the death of Marcel van Soest. Marcel is known to many of us for his longstanding work in the HIV movement and his leadership of the World AIDS Campaign. WAC’s support to the NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board via the hosting of the Communications Facility began under his leadership and developed in part due to his commitment to building bridges between various communities and bringing civil society voices to global advocacy venues.
Marcel was a kind, gentle and compassionate soul who was able to truly listen to everyone. We can best honour his memory by continuing to build bridges across our communities and staying strong together. We grieve with his partner, family, friends and colleagues. Marcel will be deeply missed.
The UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation & Communications Facility