Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Nobel Institute on Democratic Development, Pluralism and Civil SocietyPosted March 29th, 2013 by librarian-hd
Madame Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen
I thank the Government of Norway and Minister Johnson for the invitation to speak here this morning and for her generous words of introduction. Madame Minister, the exchanges we have enjoyed since we met yesterday has been highly constructive.
I am particularly honoured to be speaking at the Nobel Institute, respected worldwide for its promotion and recognition of exceptional endeavours to reduce human conflict.
Paris, France, 9 November 2010 - The French Republic betowed the title of "Commandeur dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres." To H. H. the Aga Khan as well as "Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres" to His Brother Prince Amyn.
The 2010 People’s Choice Award went to The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, designed by Maki and Associates and Moriyama and Teshima Architects.
Chosen from among this year’s winners of design excellence awards, the award was announced during the OAA’s recent celebration of excellence in Windsor.
2009, february 11: Cambridge Honorary Degrees 2009 - The University of Cambridge has today announced the names of 12 distinguished people, to be submitted for approval to the Regent House for the conferment of honorary degrees. Among those submitted are: His Highness Prince Karim Al-Hussayni, the Aga Khan (Doctor of Divinity). It is expected that that the honorary doctorates will be conferred at a Congregation to be held on Friday, 12 June.
2007, September 4:It was among nine projects that split the $500,000 Aga Khan award, awarded every three years and founded by philanthropist Prince Karim Aga Khan in 1977 to recognize and encourage designs that met 'the needs and aspirations of Muslim societies'. [Speech] [Press Release] [Reuters] [AFP] [Hindu News Service] [Reuters] [Bernama] [Photos] [Inhabitat] [Architectural Record] [More Photos]
2007, August 15: President Mwai Kibaki awarded him 'The Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya' during a ceremony at a State banquet in the Aga Khan's honour, according to a statement. [New Vision]
2008, April 24: Discours de Son Altesse l'Aga Khan après la Cérémonie de remise des diplômes de ' Citoyen d'honneur de la Oumma islamique ', de ' Docteur Honoris Causa ' de l'université de Sankoré et de ' Citoyen d'honneur de la Commune de Tombouctou ' [Discours]
2008, June 30: His Highness the Aga Khan has been honoured by the National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth, for his work against poverty and in promoting religious understanding. The renowned racehorse breeder and spiritual leader of the world's Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims received an honorary doctorate from the Chancellor of the NUI, Dr Garret FitzGerald. The Aga Khan, who part owns some of Europe's leading stud farms, is the first member of the Islamic community to be honoured in the history of NUI.
2009, June 12: Cambridge, U.K. Prince Aga Khan was recognised with the distinction of Doctor of Divinity for his work in promoting healthcare and education in developing countries at the Cambridge University.
The French Minister of Culture Awarded H.H. The Aga Khan with a great distinction.
Christine Albanel a remis, le 28 mai, les distinctions de « Grand Mécène » et de « Grand Donateur » du ministère de la Culture à Son Altesse l'Aga Khan IV. L'Aga Khan est le 49e imam héréditaire des musulmans chiites ismaéliens, chef spirituel d'une communauté de 15 millions de personnes réparties dans vingt-cinq pays sur les cinq continents. Un mécénat exceptionnel en faveur du domaine de Chantilly.
Canada will grant the Aga Khan honorary citizenship - It has been given to four others: Swedish diplomat and Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg (posthumously in 1985); former South Africa president and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela (2001); the Dalai Lama (2006); and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (2007), a Nobel laureate who has spent most of the last 20 years under house arrest in her native Myanmar.
His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta on June 9th in recognition of his efforts to improve the lives of millions of the world's poorest people and build a global
culture of tolerance.
Bernadette Chirac received the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor from the hands of President Nicolas Sarkozy, 18 March 2009 at the Maison de Solenn. H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan congratulated Madame Chirac on the occasion.
U of T Mississauga professor's book receives Iran 's highest prize in the humanities - Professor Shafique Virani of the Department of Historical Studies at U of T Mississauga and U of T’s Department and Centre for the Study of Religion has received a Farabi International Award for his book The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation.
$1.5 Million Goes To Bangladeshi NGO
Hilton Humanitarian Prize Of $1.5 Million Goes To Bangladeshi NGO
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.
His Highness the Aga Khan today received an honorary law doctorate from National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He was cited for “outstanding contributions to the elimination of global poverty, the advancement of women, the promotion of Islamic culture and the furthering of pluralistic values in society”.
President Emomali Rakhmonov awarded The Aga Khant with the Order of Friendship
Titles and Awards received by H.H. the Aga Khan during the 40 years of his Imamat.
Under the title 'Who is the Aga Khan?', Marisa Bartolucci wrote in the September issue of the magazine Metropolis, 'Since the days of the Fatimids, Ismaili Imams have encouraged intellectual freedom and tolerance. For them, like the Aga Khan today, the Koran and its teachings were open to each individual's interpretation and could never be dictated.' The Cover page title is 'Muslim Modernity: Can the Aga Khan build a new Islamic World?'.
Presented the Hadrian Award to Dr Phyllis Lambert at a ceremony held at the Plaza Hotel in New York.