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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 - EUROPEAN COMMISSION AWARDS LARGEST GRANT EV

European Commission Awards Largest Grant Ever Made to Aga Khan FoundationTen year grant will focus on enterprise development for the rural poor in India
Geneva, Switzerland, 6 December 2001 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.

AGA KHAN EXPANDS MICROFINANCE - L'AKDN LANCE UN NOUVEL EFFORT POUR LES PLUS PAUVRES DU MONDE - 2005-02-22

President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso and His Highness the Aga Khan launching the First Microfinance Agency (Premiere Agence
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www.akdn.org

His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the expansion of a new generation of financial products and services to help some of the world's most vulnerable populations. The Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), a new institution created specifically for this purpose, will deliver innovative services including micro-insurance, small housing loans, savings, education and health accounts, and support for small entrepreneurs seeking to develop businesses related to restored cultural assets. The Agency will be part of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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jang.com.pk/thenews/may2003-daily/14-05-2003/main/main16.htm

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former UN High Commissioner for Refugees and uncle of Prince Karim Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, died in the United States on Monday. He was 70.
The prince died in a Boston hospital after a long illness, an official of one of his foundations told AFP. After a career in the United Nations that spanned nearly 40 years, the prince devoted himself to defence and environmental issues.

Sadruddin Aga Khan dead at 70 - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2003/05/13/86433-ap.html Cnews

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a wealthy philanthropist who held a string of top United Nations humanitarian posts and was the uncle of the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, has died, associates said Tuesday. He was 70.
Sadruddin died Monday in Massachusetts General hospital in Boston, said Nasir Sunderji, an official of the Geneva-based Bellerive Foundation, an environmental organization founded by Sadruddin. There were no immediate details on the cause of death.

Lead Architect and Landscape Architect Selected for University of Central Asia Campuses - ARCHITECT SELECTED FOR UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ASIA CAMPUSES - 2004-06-25

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www.akdn.org

His Highness the Aga Khan has announced the selection of the lead architect and the landscape architect for the three sites of the University of Central Asia. The three campuses, in Tekeli, Kazakhstan; Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic; and Khorog, Tajikistan, are being conceived as innovative 'university parks'.

Former U.N. agency chief Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13539514.htm Reuters

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former head of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR and U.N. humanitarian envoy to Afghanistan, has died at age 70, his office said on Tuesday.
Sadruddin was uncle to the current Aga Khan, Karim, who is spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.

A spokeswoman at his Geneva office confirmed he had died, but declined to give further details.

Swiss news agency ATS reported Sadruddin died in a Boston hospital in the United States on Monday after a long illness.

Former U.N. agency chief Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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/www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1343446.htm

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former head of the United Nations refugee agency and U.N. humanitarian envoy to Afghanistan, has died at age 70, his office said on Tuesday.Sadruddin was uncle to the current Aga Khan, Karim, who is spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.
A spokeswoman at his Geneva office confirmed he had died, but declined to give further details.
Swiss news agency ATS reported Sadruddin died in a Boston hospital in the United States on Monday after a long illness.

Aga Khan to expand microcredit into other financial services - L'AKDN LANCE UN NOUVEL EFFORT POUR LES PLUS PAUVRES DU MONDE - 2005-02-22

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news.yahoo.com

The Aga Khan, billionaire spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili sect of Islam, said he would expand microcredit schemes by offering other financial services such as insurance for poor people in developing countries.
A new non-profit microfinance agency would deliver micro-insurance, small housing loans, savings, education or health accounts, and study new ways of providing a range of financial services to poor communities, he announced.

'Loans to health and education can break down the barriers to access to those services for the poor,' the Aga Khan told journalists.

FOREWORD BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN - SPIRIT & LIFE PUBLICATION -2007-01-01

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Spirit & Life Publication

Foreword by His Highness the Aga Khan

2008-10-17 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Princess Salimah Aga Khan

2008-10-17 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Princess Salimah Aga Khan

Princess Salimah Aga Khan

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Heritage Society Collection

Hilton Humanitarian Prize - 2008-10-17

$1.5 Million Goes To Bangladeshi NGO

Hilton Humanitarian Prize Of $1.5 Million Goes To Bangladeshi NGO
By Lisa Schlein Geneva17 October 2008
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The world's biggest humanitarian prize has been awarded to BRAC, the largest non-profit organization in the developing world. The 2008 Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5 million honors BRAC, a Bangladeshi-based NGO, for its achievements in helping to eradicate poverty in nine Asian and African countries. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from Geneva where the award was announced.

2006-05-31_bellerive

2006-05-31_bellerive

31 May 2006 Geneva, Switerzland: His Highness the Aga Khan speaks at the luncheon marking the merger of the Bellerive Foundation and the Aga Khan Foundation as Princess Catherine looks on.

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AKDN


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