His Highness Aga Khan receives the Order of "Danaker" from the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev 2016-10-20Posted October 21st, 2016 by librarian-hd
On the first day of an official visit to the Kyrgyz Republic, His Highness the Aga Khan was presented the Order of Danaker by His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic. The order is the country’s highest recognition given to a foreign citizen for contributions to the strengthening of peace, friendship and cooperation between peoples and for working towards preserving inter-ethnic harmony and the mutual enrichment of national cultures.
Director-General of Antiquities and Museums Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim has given a lecture about Syrian heritage during the opening ceremony of an exhibition opened on October 15th in Toronto in Canada under the title “Syria is a Live History”.
He focused on the Syria heritage damaged during the foreign-backed terror war being waged on Syria and the measures adopted by the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) to protect historic sites in cooperation with civil community.
Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, 19 October 2016 - As part of AKDN’s broader commitment to the Naryn area, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture rehabilitated the Seitaaly Jakypov Park, creating space for leisure, play and exercise. On 19 October 2016, Naryn Governor Amanbay Kayipov joined Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and His Highness the Aga Khan to officially open the rehabilitated park.
NARYN, Kyrgyzstan (TCA) — The University of Central Asia (UCA), created to be a catalyst for social and economic development in the region’s mountain societies, on 19 October officially opened its first campus in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the inauguration of the Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia 2016-10-18Posted October 19th, 2016 by librarian-hd
Your Excellency, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic
Your Excellency, Amanbai Kayipov, Governor of Naryn Oblast
Honourable Ministers, Excellencies,
Students, Faculty and Staff of the University
Bishkek, October 18 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev met with visiting Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the Kyrgyz President's press office reports.
At the beginning of the meeting President Atambayev awarded Prince Karim Aga Khan IV the Danaker Order for public activities and the implementation of socio-economic projects in Kyrgyzstan. The President stressed that Kyrgyzstan appreciates the work of the Aga Khan Development Network and attaches great importance to further strengthening of cooperation with the Organization.
Hazar Imam arrives in Kyrgyzstan for inauguration of University of Central Asia’s Naryn campus 2016-10-17Posted October 18th, 2016 by librarian-hd
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Bishkek, 17 October 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kyrgyzstan this evening, ahead of the inauguration of the University of Central Asia’s Naryn campus. He was accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.
We inhabit an overcrowded and interconnected planet and yet we share a common destiny. A weakness or pain in one corner can rapi
We inhabit an overcrowded and interconnected planet and yet we share a common destiny. A weakness or pain in one corner can rapidly transmit itself across the globe. The pervasive rejection of pluralism in all its forms plays a significant role in breeding destructive conflicts
Since ancient times, great cultures have thrived because of their openness to diversity, and not because of their exclusivity. I
Since ancient times, great cultures have thrived because of their openness to diversity, and not because of their exclusivity. It was to address this issue that the Government of Canada and I created a new Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa in 2006.
VIDEO of the speech here on this link:
Your Excellency Federica Mogherini and
Your Excellency Salahuddin Rabbani;
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
I thank the Government of Afghanistan and the European Union for bringing the international community together. I am very pleased to be here, as the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network have an enduring commitment to Afghanistan.
ADB (Asian Development Bank)
Zhang Wencai, Vice President and Thomas Panella, Afghanistan Country Director
Aga Khan Development Network
HH Aga Khan
Werner Hoyer, President
IDB (Islamic Development Bank)
Sayed Aqa, Vice President, Cooperation and Country Programming
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Peter Maurer, President
Daniela Gressani, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Dept. and Christoph Duenwald, the Fund's mission chief for Afghanistan
Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities will sign on Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in order to broaden institutional engagement through cultural joint ventures and exchange programmes and activities in the field of museums and archaeology.
Secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Amin said that the MoU aims to develop joint ventures in the fields of conservation, museum programmes, archaeological research and exhibitions.
This year's Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe is being held in Chantilly instead of its usual venue at Longchamp where a new grandstand is being built.
Hazar Imam arrived at Chantilly on Saturday October 1st with Princess Zahra and Princess Salwa.
Zarak jockeyed by C. Soumillon came in 3rd in the Qatar Prix Dollar Stakes - Group 2
In the Qatar Prix Du Cadran Stakes - Group 1 Vazirabad came in 2nd with jockey C. Soumillon
Hazar Imam's winning horse Harzand - winner of the 2016 Epsom Derby - was featured in the Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe (Group 1) on Sunday October 2nd.
In Islam, faith and world are not separate. We have a dual level of answerability - to faith and world. And, in fact, my interpr
In Islam, faith and world are not separate. We have a dual level of answerability - to faith and world. And, in fact, my interpretation says that you cannot abandon one for the other. You have to be rigorous in both.
Text of conversation between H.H. The Aga Khan and Christina Paxson the President of Brown University at Ogden Hall 2014-02-19Posted September 30th, 2016 by librarian-hd
TEXT OF CONVERSATION BETWEEN HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AND CHRISTINA PAXSON THE PRESIDENT OF BROWN UNIVERSITY AT OGDEN HALL
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Christina Paxson: Your Highness, thank you so much for a wonderful talk. And it’s just such a privilege to have you back at Brown again, and with your family and your colleagues and it’s just a real privilege. So thank you very much.
His Highness the Aga Khan: Thank you, President.
The call for cosmopolitanism is not a call to homogenization. It means affirming social solidarity, without imposing social conf
The call for cosmopolitanism is not a call to homogenization. It means affirming social solidarity, without imposing social conformity. One’s identity need not be diluted in a pluralistic world, but rather fulfilled, as one bright thread in a cloth of many colours. - Aga Khan IV
The explosion of available information often means less focus on relevant information, and even a surfeit of misinformation. Tho
The explosion of available information often means less focus on relevant information, and even a surfeit of misinformation. Thoughtful leadership often gives way to noisy chatter. - Aga Khan IV
Speech by Hazar Imam at the Institutional Dinner in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
July 7, 2011
I would like to begin by telling you how immensely happy I am to be back in Tanzania and to be able to say to My Jamati leaders here and elsewhere that, Inshallah, in the months ahead, the years ahead, I will be able to visit the Jamat more often than I have in the past.
STATEMENT BY ANNA WILLIAMS, SCULPTOR OF THE MEDAL PRESENTED TO HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN
The medal presented to His Highness the Aga Khan for the A.C. Prize for Global Citizenship. Photo and artist statement (below) from the program booklet “Six Degrees Citizen Space 2016,” published by 6DegreesTO.com.
Text of conversation between H.H. The Aga Khan and Rt.Hon Adrienne Clarkson at the Global Citizenship Award 2016-09-21Posted September 25th, 2016 by librarian-hd
Discussion between Madame Adrienne Clarke (A.C.) and His Highness the Aga Khan (Aga Khan) at Koerner Hall following the presentation of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on September 21st 2016