"It was with shock, disbelief and deep sorrow that the members of the UNCAC Coalition learned of the untimely death of our dear friend and colleague Amalia Kostanyan. We will all remember Amalia for her dedicated and untiring work for transparency, justice, human rights and anti-corruption, at home and at global level. Amalia was one of the most active members of the UNCAC Coalition, much admired for her courage, commitment and resolute determination not to be deterred by obstacles along the way.

We will also remember Amalia fondly for her personal qualities -- for her wonderful charisma, her inspiring positive energy, her warmth and her humour.

We extend to you our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We join you in grieving Amalia's passing. We will miss her greatly."

See UNCAC Coalition Members' Letter