Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:41 am Post subject: Aga Khan visits UNHCR headquarters 2015-11-06
Aga Khan visits UNHCR headquarters to discuss enhanced cooperation
Press Releases, 6 November 2015
His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, 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.
UNHCR staff greeted the Aga Khan before he held private talks with Guterres followed by a meeting with senior UNHCR officials on the long-standing partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network and the UN refugee agency.
The two sides looked at ways of further strengthening their partnership in the Middle East, Asia and East Africa. They discussed possible new joint initiatives in areas such as contingency planning; pluralism and diverse societies; and country specific cooperation in areas where AKDN is active as well as global advocacy to bridge the humanitarian-development divide.
They also discussed the global political situation and the effects of extremism and sectarianism on previously tolerant and diverse societies.
"We must do everything possible to prevent human suffering," said the Aga Khan. "But preempting humanitarian emergencies requires investments, equipment and the necessary resources to ensure the response system is already in place when the crisis hits."
The High Commissioner agreed, noting that "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."
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.
Ya Ali Madad:
An interesting news.Just by sheer coincidence the prime minister of Canada accounced acceptance of 25000 refugees from Syria.
Donning colours of ALI ,whether it is a jockey or Momin in distress there is red/ green carpet treatment for them at it desired time.
It reminds me of a poem.
JAB AAYE THI TAQLEEF UGANDA KI JAMAAT PE.
HAATH THAAM LIYA SHAB KA TU NEE.NOOR MOULANA KARIM.
AAB KI TAQLEEF SYRIA KI JAMAAT PE,HUM TAMAM MOMIN BHI
BATAYENGE HAATH/SAATH HAMARA SAATH TERE.NOOR MOULANA KARIM.
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The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met on Friday in Geneva with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan
GENEVA, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met on Friday in Geneva with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to discuss the recent political developments and the humanitarian situation in Syria.
According to a statement issued by the Envoy's office, they also reviewed ideas for future rehabilitation and recovery during the discussion.
In line with the need to reach out all components of the Syrian political landscape, de Mistura also met on Friday in Geneva with a delegation from the Syrian Opposition Coalition led by Khaled Khoja.
"Mr. de Mistura heard Dr. Khoja's views and perspectives on ways to resolve the ongoing conflict in Syria," the statement said.
According to the statement, the Special Envoy will continue to meet with various Syrian stakeholders, including the government and other opposition representatives, in order to ensure Syrian participation and ownership in the process leading to a political solution of the conflict.
"The Syrian people must be involved in the settlement of the conflict," de Mistura said, adding that "what is currently important is the momentum of what was achieved in Vienna, that there is an urgency to have a common understanding on how to end this war, this conflict."
According to the statement, the Special Envoy will brief the UN Security Council next week on the way forward, following the latest Vienna meeting and after holding talks in Damascus, Moscow and Washington.
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