AKDN | Aga Khan Visits UNHCR Headquarters to Discuss Enhanced Cooperation

From the UNHCR Press Release:

Geneva, 6 November 2015 – His Highness the Aga Khan, visited UNHCR headquarters today to meet UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and discuss past and future cooperation in emergency operations around the world.

“We must do everything possible to prevent human suffering.

But preempting humanitarian emergencies requires investments, equipment and the necessary resources to ensure the response system is already in place when the crisis hits.”

– His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

“UNHCR and the Aga Khan Development Network have a lot in common.

It is partnerships like ours that can help broaden the way the international community responds to crises today – through a stronger humanitarian-development link, and by promoting closer cooperation with actors from different cultural and geographical backgrounds.”

– UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres

 

FOCUS technicians conduct an integrated risk assessment in the village of Rivak, in the Shughnan province of Tajikistan. Risk assessments have helped villagers mitigate the effects of disasters. Photo: FOCUS/Sophia Dawood
FOCUS technicians conduct an integrated risk assessment in the village of Rivak, in the Shughnan province of Tajikistan. Risk assessments have helped villagers mitigate the effects of disasters. Photo: FOCUS/Sophia Dawood

The Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and nephew of the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, who was high commissioner for refugees from 1965-77, a pivotal period in the organization’s history.

For more information:

For UNHCR in Geneva, Leo Dobbs
For AKDN in Geneva, Sam Pickens +41 2 909 7200

Source: AKDN | Aga Khan Visits UNHCR Headquarters to Discuss Enhanced Cooperation

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