NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan’s acceptance address for the North-South Prize (Lisbon, Portugal)

NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan's acceptance address for the North-South Prize (Lisbon, Portugal)In a ceremony presided over by the President of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic, His Highness the Aga Khan and and Suzanne Jabbour were today awarded the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s 2013 North-South Prize. Also present at the ceremony, held in the Parliament of Portugal, were the President of the Republic and the President of the Delegation of the Parliament to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

In his acceptance remarks the Aga Khan noted, with regret, the “the insufficiency of well-informed debate, of richer dialogue, of deeper education in our quest to avoid human conflict” and that “it is ironic that a sense of intensified conflict comes at a time of unprecedented breakthroughs in communication technology.”

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