For the past 11 years it has been a privilege and a pleasure to work closely with the late Mayor Park as a member of SIBAC. To you as Acting Mayor and to all your colleagues in the Seoul Metropolitan Government, I offer my deepest sympathies as you take on the challenges of running your great city.
Could you please convey my personal condolences to Mrs. Park who was always so gracious at the dinners which she co-hosted with the Mayor.
Mayor Park leaves an impressive legacy and, along with my sympathy, may I also send to you and your colleagues my best wishes.
Yours in sadness,
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He was a great visionary leader and champion of human rights and social economy. With a little interaction, I had with him, during Social and Solidarity Camp 2017 - new dimensions of social economy opened for me. When Chief Minister of Delhi Mr Arvind Kejriwal visited Seoul in 2018, he also emphasized on Seoul's model and signed pacts with Mayor sir. I was closely following his work too.
Given the present scenario where everyone is suffering from the pandemic, his vision and guidance was much more important for all of us to recover & revive from these testing times.
I extend my deep condolence to the GSEF Fraternity and his family as world have lost the true champion of Social Economy. ।। ॐ शाि ।।
Please allow me to express my sincere sympathy on the passing of the Mayor of Seoul. As you know I recently took part in a whbinar he did on covid and he seemed from afar to lead a very capable progressive administration. The thoughts of the people of Toronto are with you and his family and the people of Seoul.
May he rest in peace.
Judith Hitchman, President
We were all saddened by the news of Mayor Park’s demise and feel sorry for this loss.
Please accept the condolences on behalf of all the WFP Korea office staff.
Hyoungjoon Lim, Director
Geberal Manager, CIO
We were all deeply shocked by the news of Mayor Park’s tragic demise and feel very sorry for this loss.
Please accept the most heartfelt condolences of all the WHO Asia-Pacific Centre for Environment and Health staff.
We were all deeply sad by the news of Mayor Park’s tragic demise and feel very sorry for this loss.
Please accept the most heartfelt condolences on behalf of all the WHO Asia-Pacific Centre for Environment and Health staff.
WHO Asia-Pacific Centre for Environment and Health in the Western Pacific Region
Today we mourn the death of Mayor Park Won-soon. For all of us, he was a fellow mayor, an esteemed colleague, a steadfast advocate for climate justice, and a sounding board for big ideas. For many of us, he was also a friend. His loss is stunning, difficult, and painful to bear.
From his perch as a C40 Vice Chair, Mayor Park always pushed us to act with greater urgency. He raised consciousness about the consequences of inaction, and he set an example on sustainable leadership at the local level.
No words can express our shock and sorrow right now. Let’s simply keep Mayor Park’s family and the people of Seoul in our prayers in this time of unimaginable grief, and let’s extend the deepest condolences of everyone at C40 to all who are impacted by his passing.
ERIC GARCETTI Chair of C40 Cities Mayor of Los Angeles
Our networks and members are deeply saddened by the passing away of Mayor Park Won-soon and we extend our sincere condolences to his family, to the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the residents of Seoul.
As a Global Covenant of Mayors Board Member, a C40 Vice-Chair, former ICLEI President and GexCom member, and UCLG Bureau Member, Mayor Park Won-soon has been a strong advocate for global climate action and under his leadership, Seoul has been an example to other cities around the world.
Dear members of the Seoul Metropolitan Government,
We would like to humbly convey our deepest condolences and solidarity for the passing of Mayor Park. He was always very passionate, caring, and striving for Peace for Korea and for his people in Seoul. It was Mayor Park who took great initiative to bring our Summit to Seoul; and both Seoul and our team members have been working selflessly for the manifestation of the 18th World Summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates.
We can imagine how difficult this situation is for you given that you were very close to Mayor Park.
Please let us know without hesitation if there is anything we can do for you.
The Members of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
On behalf of the UCLG ASPAC Presidency and Members, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Seoul upon the passing of Mayor Park Won-Soon. We are deeply saddened to hear this news. Please accept our sincere condolences.
We believe that throughout his governance, Mayor Park Won-Soon has demonstrated an exemplary leadership and guided Seoul to be the outstanding and accomplished city it is today. Mayor Park Won-Soon was a valued member of UCLG ASPAC who actively participated in the association. His ideas and views, including his indispensable contribution in proposing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Cities as an advocate for climate action, will leave an enduring and remarkable legacy for us all.
UCLG ASPAC has the greatest respect for Mayor Park Won-Soon and he will be missed by the UCLG family of cities and local governments. Mayor Park Won-Soon was an exceptional leader who made a difference in the lives of many people in Seoul Metropolitan City and at this organization.
signature Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi
Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi
Secretary General UCLG ASPAC
Our deep thoughts are with you. We are very moved.
Agnès Charlotte Bickart
We deeply regret the unexpected death of your Mayor. This must come as a shock to you and to your city and country.
Through the message attached we want to express our compassion.
Our hearts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the late Mayor Park Won-soon.
With deepest sympathy,
Pieter van de Glind & Harmen van Sprang
desperately sad news….there are no words……
I just saw the heartbreaking news on Mayor Park.
A tragedy for both South Korea and all of humanity.
I had such hope that with him… to lead the world to a new civilization.
One more hope shattered.
So many of us in the process movement have so appreciated Mayor Park that I have heard about his death from many sources.
We feel the loss personally but also for Korea and for the world.
Just this afternoon I am recording a message for a conference there in which I express my hopes that Korea will lead the world.
I will leave it in the message, but so much of that hope rested on Mayor Park that it is threatened…. John
'est avec tristesse que j'ai appris le décès de M. Park Won-soon, Maire de Seoul et Co Président du Gsef.
Par ma voix, la ville de Dakar et le RACTES présentent leurs condoléances attristées, RIP.
Soham El Wardini
Maire de Dakar.
The ICA Board of Directors and I are greatly saddened to learn the tragic loss of Mr. Park Won-soon. We express our profound sorrow and heartfelt condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Park Won-soon. Our sympathies are also with his friends, colleagues as well as with the citizens of Seoul. There are no words to ease the pain of losing a loved one, but we hope fond memories help temper the grief they must feel.
Mr. Park Won-soon took his role as Mayor of the City of Seoul to heart. We know that he was committed to leading in a way that would bring hope, optimism, and pride to this great city.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Ariel Guarco President
I went back now to look at our email correspondence. I was asked to help keep the Mayor apprised of best practices around the world. My response: " Seoul is really on the forefront of what is being done."
I am saddened by this tragic loss. The city and the world is less without Mayor Park's empathy and leadership.
co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar
Author of Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism
Mayor Park saw what Seoul, and cities around the world, need: stronger relationships, resilience and respect for our interdependence.
He led with both head and heart. He celebrated the power of people, collaboration, and designing a more humane world.
Mayor Park's passing is a loss for humanity.
May each of us continue his legacy of service and commitment to helping one another create a brighter tomorrow.
With my warmest wishes,
Dr. Tengku Rethwan bin Tengku Mansor
Patron and Governor
Korea ASEAN Civilian Cooperation Council
Please do let me know if there is anything I can do to help during these difficult times.
Al mismo tiempo, hacemos propicio este medio para reafirmar al Secretariado General del GSEF el compromiso por continuar colaborando estrechamente para la organización oportuna y exitosa de las actividades conjuntas que han sido programadas dentro del periodo 2020-2021.
Sin más por el momento, le reiteramos nuestro más sentido pésame y nos mantenemos a su disposición.
Mtro. Juan Manuel Martínez Louvier, Director General del Instituto Nacionalde la Economía Social (INAES)
Lic. Fadlala Akabani Hneide, Secretario de Desarrollo Económico(SEDECO) del GM de Mexico
Dra. Soledad Aragón Martínez, Secretaria de Trabajo y Fomento alEmpleo (STyFE) del GM de Mexico
Dra. Diana Alarcón González, Coordinadora General de Asesores yAsuntos Internacionales (CGAAI)del GM de Mexico
Nous pensons fortement à toi et adressons nos condoléances à la famille, à ses collaborateurs et amis ainsi qu’à toi qui m’a permis de le connaître.
Pascal et Pascale, Conseiller regional de l”ESS a Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Mes sincères condoléances Laurence!. C’est vraiment horrible!
Ester Vidal Pujol – Xicoy, Directora, Direcció de Serveis d'Economia Cooperativa, Social i Solidaria i Política Alimentària Gerència de Política Econòmica i Desenvolupament Local Ajuntament de Barcelona
Strategic Relations and Engagement Advisor | 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP
Traslada un fuerte abrazo a todo el equipo.
Concejal de Desarrollo Económico, Comercio yEmpleo
We are deeply saddened to receive the news that the Co-Chair of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) and Mayor of Seoul, Mr. Won Soon Park, passed away last night.
We are aware of how much he did during his life for social movements and the Social and Solidarity Economy.
We express our sincere condolences to you. May his soul rest in peace.
Technical Officer on Social and Solidarity Economy and Future of Work (JPO)
Cooperatives Unit, Enterprises Department,ILO& UNTF SSE Ccordinator
No doubt there will be much media and news that will emerge, I send wishes that the GSEF team stay strong and support each other through this time.
Patsian LOW, AVPN Policy Division Director
desde Colombia gran abrazo fraternal para todos en GSEF.
ELISA C.TORRENEGRA, GestarSalud Directora y Coopresidente ESSFI
Pauline Effa, Directrice du Partenariat France-Afrique pour le Co-Developpement, Cameroun
L'ensemble des membres du réseau africain d'économie sociale et solidaire (RAESS), s'incline très pieusement sur la mémoire de ce leader politique emblématique. M.Park Woon-soon avait une vision très claire du développement basé sur l'humain à travers, entre autres, son engagement très concret à accompagner, de par le monde, via le GSEF,la promotion des vertus de l'économie sociale et solidaire, qui nous fédère.
Nous demeurons convaincus et mobilisés pour continuer, avec le GSEF, l'oeuvre qu'il a soutenu, en tant que partenaire stratégique éminemment important dans l'écosystème de l'économie sociale.
Paix à son âme!
Prof. Madani KOUMARE, Président du RAESS & RENAPESS Mali, Bamako
Je veux te témoigner mon amitié et t'offrir, ainsi qu'aux collègues du GSEF, mes plus sincères condoléances.
Il nous appartient maintenant de poursuivre l'œuvre de construire des ponts entre les peuple en faveur d'une économie sociale et solidaire, juste et inclusive, pour des communautés plus résiliantes.
Patrick Duguay, former Presidet du Chantier de l’ESS de Quebec
En cette douleureuse circonstance, au nom des maires Africains, membres du GSEF et acquis à la cause de la promotion de l'ESS, du Conseil du District de Bamako et au mien propre, je vous adresse, à vous et à famille de l'illustre disparu mes condoleances les plus attristées.
Je retiens de Monsieur Park , un homme humble et avec un sens elevé de l'exaltante mission d'un élu local. Aussi et surtout j'ai noté son attachement à Seoul et son rayonnement. Son engagement pour l'ESS, son envie d'en faire une "Economie au visage humain" donc au profit des couches les plus defavorisées etait sans équivoque.
Nous avons le devoir de perpetuer l'esprit de son combat!
Repose en paix Président.
Maire de Bamako
Vice Président -Afrique GSEF