Globe Interactive - Where is the most important architecture being done right now? The answer depends on what you're looking for, and where. Given that we're living here in the Western world, here is where we look for signs of brave, iconic buildings. But there is gutsy architecture being made in plenty of patches elsewhere.
WASHINGTON (The Christian Science Monitor via COMTEX). 'Can mountain poverty really be alleviated? Or is economic and social development under such onerous conditions a quixotic dream?
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ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ARTICLE OF GUJRATI MAGAZINE CHITRALEKHA - AN OASIS IN THE DESERT - 2001-12-01Posted July 10th, 2007 by heritage
Here, in Hunza, people do not know The use of medicines. They do not survive on charity. Who is responsible for This state of affairs? He is none other than the man who will celebrate his 65th birthday on the 13th Dec 2001 & who is the spiritual leader of the Khojas, His Highness the Karim Aga Khan. He is the one responsible for the self-esteem & the prosperity of this region.
UN Wire - In an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera yesterday, the spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Shiite Muslims, the Aga Khan, accused the Taliban of imposing on Afghanistan an interpretation of Islam that was previously foreign to the Afghan people. 'I am amazed by the ignorance about Islam,' he said.'Abandoned by all and conquered by the Taliban, [Afghanistan] turned into an immense international terrorist training camp,' the Aga Khan added.
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The European Union (EU) has just approved a grant amounting to 9.85 million euro (about 8.72 U.S.dollars) for education in Pakistan under the implementation of the Institute for Educational Development of the Aga Khan University, a press release by the EU said here Thursday. This grant, which equivalents 532 million Pakistani Rupees, is addressed in particular to the improvement of the quality of the education.
Text of report by Tajik radio on 14 April - The permanent representative of the Aga Khan office, Hakim Frista, told Dushanbe Mayor Mahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev that the Aga Khan Foundation has transferred 2.5m dollars to the Dushanbe administration's account to improve conditions in Dushanbe to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tajikistan's anniversary.
Geneva, Switzerland - The European Commission has approved a grant for EUR 25.5 approximately US $ 23 million) to help the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) address rural poverty in central-west India over the next ten years.
La Bégum Inaara a présidé la deniere semaine d'octobre 2000 une grande soirée de bienfaisance organisée par l'Unesco à Dusseldorf, en Allemagne. La princesse a accordé une interview exclusive à OH LA !
Addressing the concluding session of the two-day conference on Indigenous Philanthropy, Prince Karim Aga Khan said that philanthropic funding of social development is a new phenomenon extending increasingly to institutions engaged in human resources development. The conference was attended by about 300 participants representing reputed NGOs, experts from home and abroad, besides a number of donor agencies and foreign diplomats of whom the Canadian High Commissioner in Pakistan was seen as a guardian spirit.
The Times of Central Asia: 'Kyrgyz Credit Investment Bank will begin operations in September. It will provide loans of $250,000 - $1 million to finance promising business projects. The Aga-Khan economic development fund will be the leading shareholder with a 30% stake.'
We have developed the capacity to re-harness institutions and people and communities who were part of our societies in the '50s, and we want them to become again part of our society today to help us build.
Attended the 1st World Mountain Forum held in Chambery, France. After the opening session which took place in Unesco headquarters Paris under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac, the forum was held in the city of Chambery situated in the heart of the French Alps, creating a pioneer event. Prince Karim Aga Khan gave a well noticed speech with reference to the type of education and development that can be implemented in mountainous areas through NGOs work quoting the examples of Pakistan and Tajikistan.
Princess Zahra Aga Khan came to Nairobi, Kenya for the Infectious Energy Conference. Also attending this conference were several leaders of the LIF.
'Tonight, my purpose is really to listen and learn. And the Aga Khan, for instance, has dedicated much of his life to bridging differences between cultures and enhancing and preserving rich cultural legacies' said Secretary Albright in Washington at the Department of State
Depuis son divorce en 1995, l'ex-épouse de l'Aga Khan consacre la plus grande partie de son temps à promouvoir l'association Village d'enfant SOS. A l'occasion de son voyade à Dharamsala, auprès des réfugiés tibétains, elle a été nommée ambassadrice internationale de cette oeuvre...
Mowlana Hazir Imam in Tajikistan.The Aga Khan and Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmonov signed a treaty here on Monday to launch a university dedicated to studies on mountainous regions and societies
In response to the challenges facing countries in Africa and Asia that I have outlined, the United States, with a wealth of educational, private philanthropic institutions and global corporations that is unparalleled in human history, can play a leadership role. Specifics can be discussed later this morning or in this afternoon's sessions. Much very important work devoted to the issues of language, institutions, people, communications and funding is already underway, but there is scope, and I would say a need, for a massive expansion.
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to over 60 million Ismailis worldwide, the majority of them in India, Pakistan, East Africa and North America, has exhorted the U.S. to use its foreign policy to help spread cultural pluralism, particularly that of developing nations. The Aga Khan, who was the kick-off speaker at the first-ever White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy, declared 'American foreign policy could have a significant impact on the pluralism of culture around the world.'