The Aga Khan is the winner of the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship.
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson presents His Highness the Aga Khan with the Prize for Global Citizenship. PHOTO | AKDN | VAZIR KARSAN
The annual award recognises individuals who through thought and dialogue encourage approaches and strategies that strive to remove barriers, change attitudes and reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect.
“We are pleased to announce that His Highness the Aga Khan is the first recipient of this globally relevant prize.
“The 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, His Highness has dedicated his life’s work to improving living conditions for the world’s most vulnerable populations, and to fostering an understanding of the importance of pluralism to global harmony,” read a citation accompanying the announcement by the 6 Degrees, a new public initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
The prize is named after Madam Adrienne Clarkson, a former Canadian governor-general.
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