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Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Opening ceremony of the IPI World Congress and 54th general assembly 2005-03-22

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI) Conference in Kenya.

Your Excellency President Kibaki,
Your Excellency President Kagame,
Mr. Fritz,
Mr. Kiboro,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

My thanks to you, Mr. Kiboro, for your kind words and to the International Press Institute for your warm welcome.

Twenty-four years ago I had the honour of addressing this organisation at its 30th annual conference, also held here in Nairobi. Twenty-one years before that, in 1960, I established the Nation newspapers here.

Cooper Hewitt Stages Show for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s Collection

Prince Sadrudin

100 art pieces—many from jewelry houses—go on exhibit in April

Some people simply have amazing taste. Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, who served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1966 to 1977, was one of those people.

So much so that the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City will host an exhibition showcasing 100 examples from his vast collection—and that of his wife, Catherine—of artworks, objects, and jewelry.

Symposium transcript after the Vincent Scully Prize awarded to H.H. The Aga Khan 2005-01-26

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Chase W. Rynd - Executive Director, National Building Museum
Vincent Scully - Sterling Professor Emeritus, Yale University
Robert Ivy - Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record
His Highness The Aga Khan
Charles Correa - Architect, Bombay, India
Martin Filler - Architecture Critic

CHASE RYND: Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening. My name is
Chase Rynd and I’m the director of the National Building Museum. It is my distinct pleasure
to welcome all of you to the Museum and to this very special program this evening. I am also

Award Ceremony and Transcripts of the 2005 Vincent Scully Prize 2005-01-25

Hazar Imam receiving the 2005 Vincent Scully Award from Caroly Brody  2005-01-25

Award Ceremony
January 25, 2005

David M. Schwarz - Founding Chairman, The Vincent Scully Prize
Carolyn Schwenker Brody - Chair, National Building Museum
Charles Correa - Architect, Bombay, India
James D. Wolfensohn - President, The World Bank
His Highness The Aga Khan
DAVID SCHWARZ: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. My name is David Schwarz. I am
the Chairman of the Vincent Scully Prize Jury and it is my pleasure and my honor to welcome
you here this evening and to thank you for coming to support both the National Building

AGA KHAN Investisseur dans les pays en voie de développement.

Son Altesse L'Aga Khan


Son Altesse l`Aga Khan devint l`Imam des musulmans shiites ismailis le 11 juillet 1957, à l`âge de 20 ans. Il succédait à son grand-père, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan. Il est le 49e Imam des musulmans shiites ismailis et un descendant direct du prophète Muhammad (la paix soit avec lui) par le biais de son cousin et gendre Ali et sa fille Fatima, l`épouse de Ali.

H.H. The Agakhan speaks at the Commonwealth Press Union Conference in Cape Town, South Africa

His Highness the Aga Khan delivering a speech at the Commonwealth Press Union Conference held in Cape Town.

Mr Chairman,
My Lords,
Distinguished guests,
Members of the Commonwealth Press Union,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is an enormous pleasure for me to join you today. I only wish I could have attended all of your sessions, for your programme touches on many subjects which are of great interest to me, and your speakers have included an impressive array of distinguished personalities.

In fact, as I looked at the long list of those who have already come to this podium, I wondered whether you would have any capacity left to absorb whatever I might say!

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Royal Toledo foundation award ceremony 2006-03-02

His Highness the Aga Khan makes his acceptance remarks at the Royal Foundation ceremony in Toledo.

Bismillahi Rahmanir Rahim

Your Majesty,
Mr. Chairman and Distinguished Members of the Foundation Board,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

On behalf of all the award recipients, including the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, it is my privilege to thank the Royal Toledo Foundation for its generosity in recognizing their efforts as contributing to the preservation of historic, cultural and artistic heritage.

We are particularly honoured by the presence of Your Majesty among us this evening.

Sir Aga Khan bridge on River Indus inaugurated at Jhirk

Sir Aga Khan Bridge at Jhirk Pakistan


The longest bridge on the Indus River in Pakistan, the 1.7 kilometre-long Sir Aga Khan Bridge, was inaugurated by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Jhirk-Mulakatiar on Monday.

He said the PPP was the first government to take up the issue of providing clean drinking water to the people of Sindh.

Speech By Hazar Imam, Commencement Ceremony, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island 1996-05-26


President Gregorian, faculty members, post graduates and graduating students, ladies and gentlemen.
President Gregorian, thank you for your very generous words. It is a great honour for me to be at this Commencement Ceremony at Brown, as Brown represents much of what is best in Western liberal education. Let me also congratulate the graduating students for whom the memory of this day, I am sure, will remain with them throughout their lives.

Aga Khan in Al Ain for architecture awards 2016-11-06

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, joins Prince Karim Aga Khan in handing out the Aga Khan Awards fo

AL AIN // "The holy Quran commands humankind to shape our earthly environment as good stewards of the divine creation."

So said Prince Karim Aga Khan – the 49th hereditary Imam of the world Shia Imami Ismaili community and a spiritual leader who claims direct descent from the Prophet Mohammed – on Sunday night at a moonlit ceremony at Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain.


Architect Bruno Freschi describes to Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, how the Ismaili Centre,

Your Excelency,
The Honourable Senator Perrault,

The Honourable Mrs. Grace McCarthy,

Deputy Premier of British Columbia,

Your worship The Mayor of Burnaby,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Today is a particularly significant and, indeed, happy occasion for the Ismaili Community in Canada and for my wife and for me.

I am most grateful to, Yoour Exelency, the Lieutenant Governor, for honouring us with Your presence and for performing the Foundation Ceremony of the Burnaby Jamat Khana.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the World Mountain Forum UNESCO, Paris 2000-06-05

Hazar Imam at the UNESCO 2000 Conference is Paris 2005-06-05

Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to address this inaugural session of the World Mountain Forum.

I am especially happy that the Ismaili Imamat has been given the opportunity to participate in a Forum organised by and for all those concerned with the difficulties facing the populations of mountain regions, and to share lessons that have been learnt, to exchange mutual experience and advice, to better identify the problems that exist, and to try, as part of a joint effort, to propose new and more efficient solutions.

A new airline in Mali 2005-02-25

Celestair, the regional airline, connects a growing number of underserved destinations in West Africa.

Bamako, Mali, 25 February 2005 - The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), which forms part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), will boost the commercial aviation sector in West Africa with the creation of a new national airline in partnership with the Mali government and private investors.

Kampala Serena hotel will spur tourism investment 2004-11-02

Hazar Imam with President Museveni of Uganda at the inauguration of the Kampala Serena  2006-10-10

Kampala, Uganda, 11 February 2004 – Serena Tourism Promotion Services (a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) has signed a thirty-year lease concession agreement with the Government of Uganda and agreed to invest US$18 million investment for extensive refurbishment and upgrading of the former Nile Hotel which will re-open in September 2005 as the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Official opening of the Kampala Serena hotel

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the opening ceremony of the Kampala Serena hotel. 2006-11-10


Your Excellency President Museveni of the Republic of Uganda
The Right Honourable Prime Minister
Honourable Ministers
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Distinguished Guests

What an immense privilege it is to be present at this great beginning - the inauguration of what has instantly become one of Africa's finest hotels, the Kampala Serena. And what a joy it is to share in this moment with all of you - the people who made it possible.

Do Business and Islam Mix? Ask Him

The Aga Khan congratulating graduates of a midwife training course in Afghanistan that was sponsored by the Aga Khan Development

HE is a moderate Muslim religious leader and a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. He is also a twice-married jet-setter, and he owns hundreds of racehorses, valuable stud farms, an exclusive yacht club on Sardinia and a lavish estate near Paris.

He has poured money into poorer, neglected parts of the world, often into businesses as basic as making fish nets, plastic bags and matches, while also teaming up with private-equity powerhouses like the Blackstone Group on a huge $750 million hydroelectric system in Uganda.

Aga Khan's Global Centre for Pluralism moves into heritage digs after decade of delays 2017-01-30

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, congratulates the Aga Khan after his address to Parliament in 2014. The spiritual leader's

A think-tank founded by the Aga Khan with $30 million from taxpayers has finally moved into a prime heritage building in Ottawa 10 years after the federal government gave it a 99-year lease.

The Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) pays the federal government $1 a year to use the building at 330 Sussex Dr., formerly the Canadian War Museum. The agreement also allows the GCP to lease out office space in the building at commercial rates.

And it already has a tenant: the Royal Canadian Mint, a Crown corporation.

Aga Khan gives £27m to Chantilly restoration 2005-03-03

Hazar Imam with Prince Amyn Agakhan at Chateau de Chantilly  2005-03-03

The Aga Khan is to donate €40m (£27.4m) of his fortune to help restore France's largest privately owned estate, which includes a park, a Renaissance chateau, a racecourse and the biggest classical art collection in the country outside the Louvre.
The billionaire businessman and racehorse owner, who is a British citizen, will provide more than half of a €70m fund set up with the French state, the Institut de France - which owns the magnificent but badly decayed Chantilly estate - and local authorities.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at Centenary Celebration Meeting, Association of American Universities 2001-04-22

His Highness the Aga Khan addressing the International Convocation of the Association of American Universities (AAU). 2001-04-22

Thank you President Vest for your very generous words of introduction and thank you all for the very warm welcome. It is an honour to be invited to address such a distinguished assemblage of educators. If IQ could be converted into kilowatts, I have no doubt that the quantum massed here tonight would meet the world's energy requirements for at least a decade.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Scully Award Acceptance 2005-01-25

Carolyn Schwenker Brody, Chair of the National Building Museum's Board of Trustees, presents the Vincent Scully Prize, a crystal

Honoured Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

First I would like to thank Charles Correa and Jim Wolfensohn for their kind words.

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