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Official opening of the Global Centre for Pluralism’s international headquarters

H.H. The Aga Khan IV speaks at the opening of the new Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa  2017-05-16
Tuesday, 2017, May 16

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Ottawa, Canada, 16 May 2017 - His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims around the world, and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada will welcome distinguished guests to the official opening of the Centre’s new permanent headquarters in Ottawa on Tuesday 16 May 2017. The event will be webcast live below starting at 10:30am EST.

In the beautifully restored heritage building at 330 Sussex Drive, formerly the Public Archives of Canada (1905-1967) and the Canadian War Museum (1967-2005), the Centre will continue to expand its work as a global platform for comparative analysis, learning and dialogue about the importance of valuing diversity both in Canada and around the world.

The opening ceremony celebrates the long-standing public-private partnership between His Highness and Canada.

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Speech by H.H. the Aga Khan at the Opening ceremony of the new headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism 2017-05-06

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers his remarks at the inauguration of the international headquarters of the Global Centre of Plu


Your Excellency the Governor General
Madame la Ministre
Fellow Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism
Friends of the Centre

What a great day this is for all of us. And what a special ceremony, as we honour a beautiful symbol of Canada’s rich past, and rededicate it to the great cause of a pluralistic Global future.

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