Aga Khan Development Network – Update

AKTC Receives UNESCO Award of Distinction for Community-based Restoration in Pakistan

Skardu, Pakistan, 7 October 2010 – The Gulabpur Khanqah in Shigar valley, Skardu, Baltistan, was recently awarded the 2010 Asia-Pacific Award of Distinction in Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. For nine consecutive times, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has won a UNESCO Asia Pacific Cultural Heritage Award for its conservation efforts in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan province. Among earlier awards, AKTC received commendations for its restoration of Baltit Fort in Hunza and Shigar Fort in Baltistan.

A total of 33 entries, from 14 countries in the region, were submitted for consideration. The conservation project entries included museums, hotels, cultural institutions, educational institutions, religious sites, industrial sites, public institutions, residential buildings, urban districts and islands.

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Update on Global Centre for Pluralism:
Newly Appointed Directors Gather in Ottawa for First Board Meeting

Ottawa, Canada – October 7, 2010 – The Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Canada’s new international research and education centre dedicated to the study and practice of pluralism worldwide, gathered in Ottawa today for its inaugural two-day meeting. The new Board is charged with establishing an institutional framework to support and implement the founding vision for the Centre as a global resource for research, education and exchange about the values, practices and policies that underpin pluralist societies. 

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