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Leadership and Diversity Conference, Gatineau, Canada

Ottawa, Canada, 19 May 2004 - On his visit to Ottawa, The Aga Khan met with the Prime Minister and the Governor General o f Canada. He also announced the establishment of The Global Centre for Pluralism: a secular, non-denominational centre that will engage in education and research and will also examine the experience of pluralism in practice. It will draw upon Canadian expertise and work closely with governments, academia and civil society to foster enabling legislative and policy environments. In addition to strengthening indigenous capacity for research and policy analysis, the Centre will offer educational, professional development and public awareness programmes.