H.H. The Aga Khan celebrated his 80th birthday with his family on 13th December 2016. On 16th December, the LIF invited Mowlana Hazar Imam to a birthday party in Aiglemont. members of the Noorani family also attended: Prince Amyn, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Irfan, Princess Zahra.and Prince Hussain were in attendance.
A short video of the Concert and the Imam cutting the cake, was shown to the world Jamat .
On that occasion, Mowlana Hazar Imam said:
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence. (akdn.org)
ADB (Asian Development Bank)
Zhang Wencai, Vice President and Thomas Panella, Afghanistan Country Director
Aga Khan Development Network
HH Aga Khan
Werner Hoyer, President
IDB (Islamic Development Bank)
Sayed Aqa, Vice President, Cooperation and Country Programming
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Peter Maurer, President
Daniela Gressani, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Dept. and Christoph Duenwald, the Fund's mission chief for Afghanistan
This year's Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe is being held in Chantilly instead of its usual venue at Longchamp where a new grandstand is being built.
Hazar Imam arrived at Chantilly on Saturday October 1st with Princess Zahra and Princess Salwa.
Zarak jockeyed by C. Soumillon came in 3rd in the Qatar Prix Dollar Stakes - Group 2
In the Qatar Prix Du Cadran Stakes - Group 1 Vazirabad came in 2nd with jockey C. Soumillon
Hazar Imam's winning horse Harzand - winner of the 2016 Epsom Derby - was featured in the Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe (Group 1) on Sunday October 2nd.
Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs 2016-09-05Posted September 6th, 2016 by librarian-hd
September 5, 2016
Kabul - Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met this afternoon with the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During bilateral meeting, Mrs. Mawani briefed the Foreign Affairs Minister on the projects being carried out in collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network and Cultural Foundation, and the future programs of this Network.
Prince Amyn Aga Khan to attend Largest and most diverse Edinburgh international culture summit 2016-08-24Posted August 25th, 2016 by librarian-hd
THE largest and most diverse Edinburgh international culture summit begins today with more than 40 ministerial delegations and over 60 speakers taking part.
Running over three days, the event will see some 42 countries represented, including America, Spain, Singapore, Rwanda, New Zealand, Italy, Bangladesh, Slovenia and Ukraine.
The theme of this year’s summit, the third, is “Culture: Building Resilient Communities” and has three distinct, interlinking strands; culture and heritage, economics and participation.
Your Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan,
Distinguished leaders from the UAE,
Excellencies and leaders of the Ismaili Muslim community
Athletes, volunteers and staff of the Jubilee Games,
Ladies and Gentlemen:
First and foremost, I wish to thank His Highness Sheikh Nahyan for both his patronage of the Jubilee Games, and for having taken the time to travel from Abu Dhabi to be with us today.
Thank you, Your Highness.
10,000 Ismaili Muslims from more than 25 countries attend Jubilee Games' opening ceremony
Over 2,000 athletes from different parts of the world took part in the opening ceremony of weeklong Jubilee Games, an intra-community global sports event, held in Dubai on Saturday.
Jubilee Games, organised by the Ismaili Muslim community in association with the Dubai Sports Council, was attended by more than 10,000 people from more than 25 countries.
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Imamat Day
Ottawa, Ontario ‑
11 July 2016
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Imamat Day:
“Today, we join Shia Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world to celebrate His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, who on this day in 1957 became Imam—spiritual leader—of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
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.
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.
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.
There are 3 Video of 17 March 2016 Nation Media new Printing Press opening and speech of H.H. The Aga Khan
QTV long Video now available![/b]
Also The shorter NTV Video clip is now available:
From AKDN, we get this Video on Youtube
Machakos County, Nairobi, Kenya, 17th March 2016 – His Highness the Aga Khan today emphasized the importance of reliable and trustworthy media in a world filled with multiple sources of information.
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Distinguished Leaders of Africa
Ladies and Gentlemen
What a great pleasure it is for me to be part of the Africa 2016 Forum. I thank President Sisi, most warmly, for his kind invitation. What a wonderful opportunity to meet with old and new friends, from all over the world, and to talk together about Africa’s future.
My enthusiasm today is especially strong because of the message which is at the heart of this Forum. And that message is, quite simply, that Africa’s Moment has come.
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.
2015 December 24 to 29th - Prince Hussein at Kirawira Lodge in Serengeti Park in Tanzania 2015-12-29Posted January 4th, 2016 by librarian-hd
Plenty of Photos and Video on
Marketwired) -- 12/13/15 -- The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:
"Today, we celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, who has dedicated his life to the promotion of peace, pluralism, and compassion around the world.