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His Highness the Aga Khan attends event entitled, “Fragile States ‘Weiterdenken’(‘Thinking Ahead’)

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking in Berlin at the   "Fragile States 'Weiterdenken'('Thinking Ahead') event  2019-01-16

Berlin, Germany, 15 January 2019 - His Highness the Aga Khan today emphasised three essential ingredients for stability and effective development in fragile contexts: a focus on local communities, a commitment to pluralism and the importance of a strong civil society. The Aga Khan was speaking at an event entitled, "Fragile States 'Weiterdenken'('Thinking Ahead') – Utilising Experiences from Stabilisation Measures for the Future", which brought together leaders from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and German development partners

Event - 1962-01-13

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As an accomplished skier, Hazar Imam won the 'Roberts of Kandhar' challenge cup at Davos, Switzerland, the oldest challenge cup in the world for downhill ski racing. A year later in 1963, Hazar Imam represented Iran in the 9th Winter Olympic Games at Innsbruck.

THE AGA KHAN COMMENTS ON TRENDS IN BREEDING INDUSTRY - 2001-01-09

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A sell-out Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Awards' Dinner heard the Aga Khan, the Guest Of Honor, expound on his breeding philosophy and then present the 13 awards for excellence in British Thoroughbred Breeding. The Aga Khan had a very successful 2000, headlined by Sinndar winning the Vodafone Derby, the Budweiser Irish Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and Kalanisi capturing the Dubai Champion Stakes and the Breeders' Cup Turf. Sir Michael Oswald, the TBA President, presented the Aga Khan with a silver salver to mark the achievements of 2000.

Event - 1966-01-08

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The soil of Africa was blessed with the Holy visit of our spiritual father this month when he arrived in Leopoldville, Congo, for one day on Saturday, January 8. He came to attend the foundation ceremony of the new 20 storey building of I.P.S.

H.H. the Aga Khan conferred highest academic honours from Canadian universities in unprecedented joint ceremony 2018-10-18

SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini and UBC President Santo Ono congratulate His Highn

Vancouver, Canada, October 19, 2018 – In an historic ceremony today attended by Her Honour the Honourable Lieutenant-Governor Janet Austin of British Columbia and Honourable Premier John Horgan, His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was conferred with honorary Doctors of Laws – the highest academic award - from both the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU).

Prince Amyn honoured at World Monuments Fund’s Hadrian Gala 2018-10-23

World Monuments Fund (WMF) honored Prince Amyn Aga Khan  2018-10-23

World Monuments Fund (WMF) honored Prince Amyn Aga Khan, of the Aga Khan Development Network, and Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, historian of the city of Havana, Cuba, at the 31st annual Hadrian Gala held at the Rainbow Room in New York City on October 23.

Event - 1995-01-01

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan meeting Prime Minster Viktor Chernomyrdin in Moscow, 1995. (Image credit: The Ismaili Canada)

Mowlana Hazar Imam visited Moscow as guest of the Russian Government and met with Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. Held meetings with officials at the highest levels of federal and local governments. Visited both houses of the Russian Parliament, the Federation Council and the State Duma , and from the City Hall to the Kremlin. Hazar Imam also met with senior diplomats, religious leaders, academicians and representatives of the Russian and international Press.

On 9th October 1960 His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan opened a colloquium on the Present day Students Problems’

On 9th October 1960 His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan opened a colloquium on the Present day Students Problems’ sponsored by the Punjab University Student’s Union at Lahore in Pakistan. On that occasion he announced award of 5 post-graduate scholarships for one year study in Europe or the Middle East.

Opening the colloquium, His Royal Highness said:

Hazar Imam attends World Peace Conference in Paris, France 2018-11-11

H.H. The Aga Khan greets President de Sousa of Portugal and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada. AKDN / Cécile Genest

The Aga Khan, Mowlana Hazar Imam , was among the 70 World Leaders who attended in Paris, the ceremonies commemorating the 100 years of the Armistice that ended the World War 1 (the Great War). The Aga Khan attended the opening of the Paris Peace Forum which is scheduled from 11 to 13th November 2018.

Press Release (AKDN)

AGA KHAN FUND OFFERS HIGHEST BID FOR PAKISTAN'S LARGEST BANK - 2003-12-30

AKFED invested in Habib Bank Ltd., which was privatised by the Pakistan government.  2004-02-26

ISLAMABAD: The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) on Monday gave the highest bid of Rs 22.409 billion ($389 million) for acquiring 51 per cent strategic stake in Habib Bank Limited (HBL). It was the biggest transaction in the history of Pakistan.

(AKDN reports below)

Speech at the OPENING CEREMONY OF "Dr. ALIDINA KHARADHAR HOSPITAL & MATERNITY HOME" (Kharadhar)

Karachi, Pakistan OPENING CEREMONY OF "Dr. ALIDINA KHARADHAR HOSPITAL & MATERNITY HOME" (Kharadhar)
August 26, 1960

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H.R.H.PRINCE AGA KHAN'S BOYS'& GIRLS' SECONDARY & NURSERY SCHOOL KHARADAR, KARACHI, PAKISTAN

I shall begin by saying how well I am aware of your needs and necessities in this particular school. I do feel that if we are going to proceed on a fairly large scale of development in the future in our education institutions, we must proceed according to certain plans and standards, and for this reason I will probably advise the City Education Board, not to proceed with any development of this building until we know the result of the negotiations which are taking place at this moment.

Event - 1982-10-07-B

Hazar Imam gave a speech at the dinner hosted in honour of the President of the Republic of Kenya

SPEECH DINNER: http://ismaili.net/heritage/node/27592

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening ceremony of Wandegeya Mosque, Kampala 1959-09-17

September 17, 1959

Kampala, Uganda

(Opening of Mosque at Wandegeya –outskirts of Kampala, East Africa)
(Somalis with beaded head-dresses, Arabs and Swahili Shaikhs in their long flowing gowns, Africans wearing red fez, Ismaili Muslims in golden turbans, were part of the large gathering of all races which on 17-9-1959 saw His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan open the new mosque at Wandegeya on the outskirts of Kampala, (Uganda in East Africa)

Interview with Princess Salimah Aga Khan by Sameera Gokhale 2008-07-03

Sameera Gokal: Could you please start off by telling us your name and what cause you
support?

Princess Salimah: My name is Salimah Aga Khan, and I was asked to be the first
International Ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages. I had already been devoted to SOS
Children’s Villages since 1995.

Sameera Gokal: What exactly is your role as an ambassador for SOS?

Princess Salimah: It is … to do as I’m told (laughing). My role is to be a bridge between SOS
and local authorities, and also to go see the villages and mothers. I think it’s a role which I need

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Presentation ceremony of the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Assalamu-Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
and Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

Hazar Imam announces engagement of Prince Hussain to Ms. Elizabeth Hoag 2018-12-21

Prince Hussain with Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra during visit to India

Hazar Imam sent a special message of joy and happiness to world-wide Jamats announcing the engagement of His beloved son, Prince Hussain to Miss Elizabeth Hoag who had adopted the name Fareen upon embracing Islam.

The message said "It is with special happiness that I am writing to inform My Jamat that my beloved second son, Prince Hussain, is engaged to be married to Miss Elizabeth Hoag, who has adopted the name Fareen upon embracing Islam. It is expected that they will marry in the spring of 2019.

Aga Khan at 2018 Conference on Afghanistan 2018-11-28

His Highness the Aga Khan in discussion with Mr. Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister at a bilateral meeting held at the Geneva C

Regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism are key to a country’s national development and stability, says Aga Khan

Geneva, Switzerland, 28 November 2018 – His Highness the Aga Khan, speaking at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, today reaffirmed his “enduring commitment to Afghanistan, and, most importantly, to its peoples”.

1985-11-01 Event

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A special convocation was held conferring Hazar Imam with the honorary fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan.

Princess Zahra outlines the work of Aga Khan Development Network 2008-05-15

Princess Zahra Aga Khan ’94 came home to Harvard this week (May 13) to present a hopeful vision of what education in the developing world can be like.

The forum was in Askwith Hall in Longfellow Hall, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The occasion was the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, which she was there to give.

At a time when the world is grappling with issues of child-centered education, of women’s rights in Muslim societies, and of the loss of authentic local cultures under a wave of globalization, the princess spoke to all of these.

H.H. The Aga Khan speaks in Syria - 2009-10-30

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2009, October 30: Prince Rahim Aga Khan delivered a speech during the Public Private Partnership Conference that took place in Syria between 30 October and 1st November 2009. The conference is organized by the British-Syrian Association in cooperation with the Office of Deputy Prime Minister. According to conference programme, Prince Rahim delivered his keynote address around 9:00am on Saturday 31st October.

His Highness the Aga Khan to receive UCalgary honorary degree 2018-09-21

H.H. the Aga Khan with Chancellor  Yedlin after receiving his honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the UCalgary  2018-10-17

University’s highest honour to be conferred Oct. 17
By University Relations Staff
September 24, 2018

His Highness the Aga Khan will receive an honorary degree from the University of Calgary on Oct. 17.University of Calgary Chancellor Deborah Yedlin and President and Vice-Chancellor Elizabeth Cannon are pleased to announce that His Highness the Aga Khan will be the recipient of an honorary degree at a special ceremony next month.

His Highness the Aga Khan visits Alberta and British Columbia 2018-10-15

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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Edmonton today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, to begin a visit to Canada that will include the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton as well as degree conferral ceremonies in Calgary and Vancouver.

Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam was greeted by AKDN Resident Representative for Canada Dr Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Ismaili Council for Canada Malik Talib, Vice-President of the Ismaili Council for Canada Karima Karmali, President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton Zahra Somani and President of the Aga Khan University Firoz Rasul.

Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan - 2009-10-14

Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad received by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira. 2009-10-13

2009, October 14: Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan - Prince Karim Aga Khan, founder of the Aga Khan Development Network and spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, arrived here Tuesday. He was received by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira.The Aga Khan is expected to meet President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss matters of mutual interest including economic and social development of the country. [More on this visit]

His Highness The Aga Khan welcomes Karen Armstrong to the Annual Global Centre for Pluralism Lecture 2018

Hazar Imam with Karen Armstrong at the Aga Khan Centre, London, England for the 2018 Lecture of GCP 2018-10-04

Karen Armstrong delivers the 2018 Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre

LONDON, October 4, 2018 – Karen Armstrong, the British author, delivered the annual 2018 Global Centre for Pluralism Lecture today at the new Aga Khan Centre. The title of Ms. Armstrong’s lecture was “Compassion or Toleration? Two Approaches to Pluralism”.


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