His Highness the Aga Khan delivers a keynote address to the Athens Democracy Forum, where he says that improving the quality of human life is the most important component of a successful democracy.
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Given theme “Enhancing Society Through Better Governance,” I’m extremely pleased and honored to welcome as our keynote speaker this evening – a true champion of pluralistic societies, His Highness the Aga Khan.
We at the International New York Times have collaborated on many endeavors not least the forums on diplomacy that we host together with the Académie Diplomatique Internationale which the Aga Khan, His Highness is President of.
As a leader of the world’s Ismaili community His Highness and its superb team has worked globally towards the elimination of poverty, the promotion of secular pluralism and the advancement of women.
The Aga Khan Development Network he found it is one of the largest private development networks in the world. Active in education, preservation, culture, the environment, health and many many other endeavors.
Your Highness, we regard you as a good friend and I thank you from my heart for being here this evening.
– Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, President, International, The New Your Times Company
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