Governments must improve quality of life for democracies to succeed, says Aga Khan | Pamir Times

Governments must improve quality of life for democracies to succeed, says Aga Khan | Pamir Times

Athens – 15 September 2015 (PR) His Highness the Aga Khan today said improving the quality of life was the most important component of a successful democracy.

“I believe that the progress of democracy in our world is fundamentally linked to improving the quality of human life,” he said. He cited the ability to understand constitutional systems, independent and pluralistic media, strong civil society and commitment to diversity and social dialogue as key elements in achieving the goal of improved quality of life.

“Democracy can only survive if it demonstrates, across the years and across the planet, that it is the best way to achieve that goal,” he said.

The Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network made the remarks in a keynote address to the Athens Democracy Forum, an international gathering of diplomats, business leaders and opinion makers hosted by the International New York Times and the United Nations Democracy Fund.

Source: PAMIR TIMES | Voices of the Mountain Communities – Governments must improve quality of life for democracies to succeed, says Aga Khan

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