Inauguration of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, Canada
06 December 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan and the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, inaugurate the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, Canada
Aga Khan Sees a Bright Future for Eastern Africa
24 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan said Africa’s enormous potential made him optimistic about the continent’s future.
Dignitaries and Business Leaders Agree on a Road Map to Help Afghanistan's Private Sector
06 June 2007 - Afghan government officials, private sector figures, civil society leaders and donor community representatives have agreed on a series of actions designed to create a favourable climate for Afghanistan’s struggling private sector.
The Aga Khan Calls for a More Coordinated Effort to Help Afghanistan's Private Sector
04 June 2007 - President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi of Malaysia and His Highness the Aga Khan, speaking on the “Enabling Environment Conference, called today (Monday) for the private sector to play a greater role in Afghanistan’s development
European Commission and AKDN Sign Joint Declaration Aga Khan discusses EU challenges regarding pluralism, civil society and development
23 January 2007 - Aga Khan discusses EU challenges regarding pluralism, civil society and development.
Aga Khan Says More Relevant Education, Stronger Civil Society Institutions and renewed commitment to ethical standards are key to stability of modern democracies
12 February 2006 - Awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Évora for "Material and Spiritual Service to Humanity".
Aga Khan Speaks on Importance of Civil Society Institutions in Responding to Crisis
03 December 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan and Chancellor of Aga Khan University (AKU), today emphasised the importance of civil society institutions such as AKU, in providing the rapid and effective response to those affected by the 8 October earthquake disaster.
Norway and AKDN Strenghten Partnership Through the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
06 April 2005 - Hilde F. Johnson, Minister of International Development, and His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims today signed an agreement to enhance collaboration on development issues and programmes in Africa, Central and South Asia
Aga Khan Addresses German Ambassadors
06 September 2004 - Emphasises democratic governance, pluralism and civil society as fundamental preconditions for creating stable and prosperous societies.
Aga Khan Urges a Civil Society Partnership Between Developed and Developing Countries
18 June 2004 - True regime change occurs when liberty is guaranteed by a people free to create or support institutions of their own choosing. True regime change occurs when that strength and that freedom are defined by the depth, breadth and quality of education shared across the society in question.
Aga Khan Addresses Berlin Conference on Progress in Afghanistan
31 March 2004 - Urges focus on civil society, the “ultra” poor, enabling frameworks and regional impact
Aga Khan Challenges International Financial Institutions to Support Civil Society in Central Asia
05 May 2003 - Jacques de Larosiere Lecture focuses on new approaches to address poverty. His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, today called on the European Bank for construction and Development (EBRD) and other international financial institutions to "look in depth at the problems that should be addressed in supporting non-commercial civil society institutions."
Aga Khan Stresses Pluralism for Peace and Development
09 September 2002 - In a vigorous exhortation to "governments, civil societies and peoples of the world," His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) on Saturday night suggested that enhancing "pluralism is as critical for the welfare and progress of human society as are poverty alleviation and conflict prevention."
Aga Khan Speaks on Role of Faiths and Minorities in Africa
26 September 2000 - Practical ways in which a shared social ethic can revive hope and create peace. In an address yesterday to a special session on "Africa’s Rebirth" at the XIIIth International Meeting of Peoples and Religions, His Highness the Aga Khan, underlined the need for a stronger basis for civil society to be able to address problems of conflict, corruption and the AIDS epidemic.
Princess Zahra on Volunteerism in the New Millenium
25 August 1998 - Her Highness Princess Zahra Aga Khan today outlined a concept of volunteerism that can create and sustain healthy civic societies into the next millennium.
Aga Khan and President Sampaio Speak on Faith and Civil Society
11 July 1998 - New Ismaili Centre in Lisbon Creates Innovative Multipurpose Space.
His Highness the Aga Khan visited Afghanistan on the occasion of the inauguration of the country’s new president Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
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