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Remarks by His Highness The Aga Khan on being the recipient of the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award 2012-10-22

Monday, 2012, October 22
H.H. The Aga Khan being awarded the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award 2012-10-22

New York, U.S.A.
October 22, 2O12

Thank you so much

As I have done my work, over the past decades, I’ve concluded that one of the most important forces in development is civil society. If you think about the countries around the world which have had fragile governments but which have still made progress, there are umpteen examples of countries which have made progress, because they have had strong civil society.

And civil society means mobilizing all the forces that can be mobilized in support of human development, and that is why I am so happy and gratified by the prize that you have given me, because you are bringing these forces together in the most remarkable way.

Thank you.

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