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Aga Khan urges civil society partnership - 2004-06-18

Friday, 2004, June 18

His Highness the Aga Khan, the 40th hereditary spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network, today called for a 'wide civil society partnership' between the developed world and the developing world.He said that it was 'especially critical where governments are weak or non-performing, as in situations of failed democracies or post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction,' says a press release. The Aga Khan was addressing the convocation of the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, after being conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

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