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His Highness the Aga Khan's address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesières, Switzerland)

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Distinguished guests,

Thanks you Mr. McDonald for your very kind words, and for protecting me from eggs and tomatoes for having studied at Le Rose.

Let me say what an honour and pleasure it is to share this important day with this graduating class, with your faculty, your parents, your alumni. I congratulate you most warmly for all your successes, not only in your academic endeavours but also in the many fields where you have demonstrated exceptional talent. In music and art, in drama and sports, and in so many other areas of endeavour.

Aga Khan, l’imam philanthrope 2014-06-12

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Le Parisien

Below is the Google English translation)

Gilles Maarek / Gaetane Morin: How faithful are you planning in France and in the world?
His Highness the Aga Khan: Some 5,000 Ismailis live in France after fleeing domestic unrest in their countries of origin.
Worldwide, there are about 15 million. Our structure radiates worldwide. It is governed by a Constitution, which adapts to local laws.
Imam that I was responsible to interpret Islam and to ensure the quality of life of those who refer to me.
GM/GM: How do you do?

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at Massey Hall, Toronto 2014-02-28

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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada

February 28, 2014

Thank you Prime Minister for those most generous and gracious words.

Thank you also for the unique honour in asking me to address your Parliament yesterday. It was a moving day for me because I was talking to one of the most important partners that we have in any part of the world. (applause)

Aga Khan at Child Care Summit in Toronto, Canada 28-30 May 2014 2014-04-28

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stephenharper.ca

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:15 pm Post subject: Aga Khan at Child Care Summit in Toronto 28-30 May 2014

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Prime Minister Harperwill host a Global Summit on maternal, newborn and child health in
Toronto.

Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach

Toronto, Ontario

28 April 2014

2013 NORTH-SOUTH PRIZE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE 2014-05-06

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North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity

The North-South Prize has been awarded every year since 1995 to two candidates who have stood out for their exceptional commitment to promoting North-South solidarity.
The candidates, preferably a man and a woman, must have distinguished themselves in the following areas: protection of human rights, defense of pluralist democracy, public awareness raising on issues of global interdependence and solidarity, and strengthening the North-South partnership.

The winners of the 2013 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe are Susanne Jabbour and His Highness the Aga Khan

Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre a dramatic intrusion of elegance: Hume 2014-03-24

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Highness the Aga Khan unveil a plaque commemorating the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili
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thestar.com

It isn’t every day, or decade, that the city gets a beautiful new museum, not just paid for and fully stocked, but located in a part of town where architectural excellence is rare.
Toronto’s next important cultural institution, the Aga Khan Museum, and the Ismaili Centre next door will open this fall on Wynford Dr. near Eglinton Ave. and the Don Valley Parkway. The two stone-clad structures sit in a formal Islamic garden adapted to one of the most visible sites in Toronto, a 6.8-hectare high point known to countless commuters.

International preview of Aga Khan Museum held in Dubai 2014-03-18

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gulfnews.com

Dubai: North America’s sole museum dedicated to Islamic arts and cultures — the Aga Khan Museum — held its first international preview at the Ismaili Centre Dubai on Tuesday.
Located in Toronto, Canada, the Aga Khan Museum showcases a collection of more than 1,000 artefacts and artworks — in ceramic, metalwork, ivory, stone and wood, as well as textiles and carpets, among others — that span more than 1,000 years. The collection presents an overview of the artistry of Muslim societies from Spain to China.

Video of Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University

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http://www.ismaili.net/html/

Video is now available here:

: http://www.youtube.com/embed/vSvXca3OiZo

His Highness the Aga Khan will deliver a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 5 p.m. His lecture will be given as part of Brown’s 250th anniversary celebration and will be carried live on the Brown website.

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Launch of the Oncology Programme of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam 2014-01-27

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Honourable Minister of Health and Social Welfare,
Dr. Seif Rashid,
His Excellency Marcel Escure,
Ambassador of France in Tanzania,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please allow me first and foremost to welcome you all on this lovely day to the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam. We are truly grateful for your presence in what is a very important and exciting day in the life of this institution.

Memorial Lecture on International Affairs Featuring His Highness Karim Aga Khan IV 2014-03-10

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

President Paxson,
Ogden Family representatives,
Brown University Faculty, Students and Alumni,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Thank you very much, Madame President, for your very kind introduction. It is a great honour for me to give the Ogden Lecture, to be included in the distinguished company of past Ogden Lecturers, and to pay tribute to the memory of Stephen Ogden.

Interview with Globe and Mail 2014-02-28

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Globe and Mail Toronto

[Aga Khan: ‘Without a doubt, I am seriously worried’ about the world

John Stackhouse

Toronto — The Globe and Mail

Published Saturday, Mar. 01 2014, 12:06 AM EST

Last updated Saturday, Mar. 01 2014, 12:08 AM EST

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and an honorary Canadian, visited Canada this week to speak to a rare joint session of Parliament, and inspect the new Ismaili centre in Toronto, due to open this summer. He also sat down with The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse for an hour on Friday.

Speech to the Parliament of Canada 2014-02-27

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Mr Prime Minister,
Speaker Kinsella,
Speaker Scheer,
Honourable Members of the Senate and House of Commons,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
Honourable Members of the Diplomatic Community,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

The Aga Khan: the singular appeal of a pluralist

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The Globe and Mail

This week, the Aga Khan will be in Ottawa to address a joint session of Parliament, a signal honour reserved for a handful of extraordinary people who have a special relationship with Canada.

It is not hard to understand why this country is special to the Aga Khan, who for more than 50 years has been the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims. Shocked in 1972 when Uganda suddenly expelled anyone of Asian descent, including thousands of Ismailis, he turned to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in his search for a haven.

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Aga Khan and Jim Yong Kim will deliver Ogden Memorial Lectures 2014-02-19

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Video available on http://www.youtube.com/embed/vSvXca3OiZo

This year, as a part of Brown’s 250th Anniversary opening weekend, His Highness the Aga Khan and World Bank Leader Jim Yong Kim ’82 will deliver the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lectures on International Affairs.

PM to welcome His Highness the Aga Khan to Canada

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Office of Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Highness the Aga Khan will make an official visit to Canada later this month. During his visit, the Aga Khan will meet with Prime Minister Harper, who has invited him to deliver an historic address to Parliament.

Serena chain takes over the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel in Dar es Salaam 2011-12-02

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TN Global Travel Industry News

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania | Dec 02, 2011
TANZANIA (eTN) - East Africa’s leading tourist hotel chain, Serena Hotels, has officially taken over Tanzania’s biggest hotel, the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel, in the Indian Ocean city of Dar es Salaam.

Previously managed by Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel has been rebranded to the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel effective December 1, 2011 with a new management team.

Aga Khan Attends Inauguration of Kyrgyz President, Discusses Development Activities 2011-12-02

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akdn.org

Bishkek, 2 December 2011 -- His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, arrived in Bishkek yesterday to attend the inauguration of the President-elect of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev.

Delhi to get its first sunken museum 2012-05-26

An artist’s impression of the sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun’s Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Ni
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tHE hINDU

The Capital will have its first sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun's Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Nizamuddin Basti -- if multiple agencies required to give clearances come together and give the go-ahead for the project.

Interpretation centres, popularly known as site museums that detail the history of a cultural or natural heritage, have been largely missing from the Indian arena. The project, a first of its kind in the country, has been conceptualised and designed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Hazar Imam joins leaders of Tajikistan and Afghanistan to lay foundation of fifth cross-border bridge 2011-10-31

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Afghan Minister of Public Works Abdulkudus Hamidi 2011-10-31
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theismaili.org

Showun, Shurobod District, Tajikistan, 31 October 2011 — Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with the President of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, and Afghanistan’s Minister of Public Works His Excellency Abdulkudus Hamidi, performed the foundation-stone ceremony for the Shurobod Bridge today. The bridge is the fifth to be built in partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network, and will connect the Shurobod District of Khatlon Region in Tajikistan with the Khohon Province of Afghanistan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Afghanistan 2013-12-21

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a bouquet of flowers by AKDN Resident Representative Nurjehan Mawani upon his arrival in Ka

Kabul, 21 December 2013 — Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Afghanistan today, where he met with the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, as well as ministers and other senior government officials. During high-level discussions on development issues with the president, Hazar Imam reiterated the commitment of the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network to Afghanistan, and expressed appreciation to the Government of Afghanistan for their continued support of and partnership.

Mawlana Hazar Imam was accompanied by Princess Zahra.

source:theIsmaili.org

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