Your Highness, Your Eminence and Chancellor, Praeses, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:
I am honoured to present today His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam, or spiritual leader, of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. His Highness is also of course an honorary citizen of this country, a person whose many contributions and connections to Canadian life and society we extend with today’s ceremony.
Muslims and Christians came together May 20 to acknowledge their common history and ancient bonds as Toronto’s Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies awarded His Highness the Aga Khan with its highest degree.
In his role as chancellor of the prestigious graduate school, Cardinal Thomas Collins bestowed an honourary doctor of letters in Mediaeval Studies on the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims.
Collins praised the Aga Khan as a religious voice of reason, peace and humanity.
Islamabad, 25 May 2016 — Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim were in Gilgit yesterday, where they inaugurated a 50-bed medical centre that will serve as a healthcare hub for the surrounding region. They also visited other AKDN programmes and a Jamatkhana in the area.
The new medical centre is equipped to provide high quality diagnostics and secondary healthcare services. It also serves as a digital link between clinics in outlying villages and connects them with state-of-the-art medical resources in Pakistan and around the world.
Justice Albie Sachs
Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Ladies and Gentlemen
What a great pleasure it is for me to welcome you, most warmly, to the Aga Khan Museum and to this Lecture. I am particularly pleased to extend this welcome on behalf of the Global Centre for Pluralism and the members of the Board of Directors.
Aga Khan receives Honorary Degree from Toronto’s Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies 2016-05-20Posted May 21st, 2016 by librarian-hd
Toronto, Canada, 20 May 2016: The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, the oldest humanities research institute in Canada, today conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters upon His Highness the Aga Khan, in recognition of his work to advance, and advocate for, pluralistic societies across the globe.
Ottawa, 17 May 2016 — This afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was at at Parliament Hill, where he received a warm welcome from the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau.
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome a dear friend to Canada, a dear friend to my family as well,” said Prime Minister Trudeau.
The pair met in the Prime Minister’s office at Centre Block to discuss “pluralism, diversity and all the things that Canada can contribute to offering more peace and stability in the world,” according to the Prime Minister.
The future-oriented newspaper printer Nation Media Group in Nairobi was convinced of the promising potential of the African newspaper industry and, therefore decided to invest in a Manroland Web Systems Colorman e:line at the end of 2013.
His Highness The Aga Khan presses the start button on the Colorman e:line in the presence of Wilfred Kiboro, Alfred Mutua, Joe Muganda, Gideon Aswani (covered), and Joe Mucheru (from left).
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SPEECH BY HER EXCELLENCY MARGARET KENYATTA, FIRST LADY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA DURING THE LAUNCH OF THE KENYA COUNTDOWN REPORTPosted May 1st, 2016 by librarian-hd
Thank you Dr. Kioko for that kind introduction.
Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Aga Khan University, thank you for your invitation; I am honoured to be part of the world-renowned work that your Centre of Excellence for Women and Child health is doing, to further the frontiers of modern medicine-through research, and to safeguard the health of women and children across Kenya, East Africa and the entire region.
Aga Khan University and Partners Launch Landmark Study to Help Kenya Meet Maternal/Child Health Goals 2016-04-28Posted May 1st, 2016 by librarian-hd
Nairobi, Thursday, April 28, 2016 – Aga Khan University, Kenya’s Ministry of Health and a group of partners launched the Kenya Countdown to 2015 Country Case Study today, one of the most detailed analyses to date of Kenya’s progress in reducing maternal and child deaths.
Prince Amyn visited Goma in the Democratice Republic of Congo. He met some Ismailis and talked to them
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday morning held talks with Prince Amyn Aga Khan, the younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
At the meeting, Prince Amyn briefed President Kenyatta on the on-going programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network in the country and the region.
President Kenyatta commended the Aga Khan Development Network for its contribution to the country’s development, especially in areas of education and health.
The Chairman of the Aga Khan Group of Companies, Amyn Aga Khan, visited Kigali Genocide memorial on Wednesday to commemorate Genocide victims buried at the site.
The memorial is home to about 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
The Aga Khan, who was in the country on a two-day private visit, took time to join the staff of Kigali Serena Hotel to pay respect to Genocide victims. According to Denise Omany, the country sales and marketing manager at Serena.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - The Aga Khan University (AKU) opened the new home of its School of Nursing and Midwifery in Dar es Salaam at Salama House last week.
“The partnership between AKU, the Federal Republic of Germany and the EAC, plus the support of the Republic of Tanzania will give more nurses and midwives an opportunity to improve their clinical and leadership capacities,” Al-Karim Haji, the AKU Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer said.
The first child of Prince Rahim Aga Khan and his Seattle-born wife, model Kendra Spears – now known as Princess Salwa. Prince Irfan was born in Geneva, Switzerland on 11 April 2015,
Prince Hussain was born in Geneva, Switzerland on April 10, 1974 and attended Deerfield Academy and subsequently Williams College, from which he graduated in 1997. Since then, Prince Hussain has been based in France and working with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Following completion of a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University in 2004, Prince Hussain married Princess Khaliya (nee Kristin White) at the picturesque Chateau of Chantilly in September 2006 in a religious ceremony. They divorced in 2013
Speech by His Highness Prince Amyn Mohamed at the Foundation Ceremony of Faisalabad Serena Hotel 1983-03-19Posted March 19th, 2016 by librarian-hd
Your Highness, Your Excellency the Governor, Honourable Minister, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.
On Thursday, 4 February 2016, the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad had the pleasure of hosting a visit by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada. The Premier was accompanied by 33 members of her official team from the larger 75-member 'Canada Mission to India' trade delegation.
London, United Kingdom, 4 February 2016 - His Highness the Aga Khan today called for the establishment of ‘islands of stability’ in war-ravaged Syria that could provide areas of relative safety in the midst of conflict.
“We seek to create ‘islands of stability’, where there is public consensus, in the face of war. It is my conviction that ‘islands of stability’ can be replicated wherever security permits. Investing in them will help to prevent displacement of people and anchor communities that would otherwise flee as refugees,” he said.
Co-hosts of the Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I thank the co-hosts for organising this much needed initiative to deepen the understanding of, and garner international support for the peoples of Syria, Alongside all those present here today, I am deeply distressed over the indiscriminate and widespread devastation of life and property, including that of irreplaceable cultural assets which are the manifestation of Syria’s stunningly rich pluralistic history.