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His Highness the Aga Khan Speech at the Inauguration Ceremony of Aga Khan University, Karachi

Hazar Imam with President Zia ul-Haq inaugurating the Aga Khan University and Hospital 1985-11-11

Your Excellency The President; Your excellency the Governor of Sind; Honourable Chief Minister of Sind; Honourable Ministers; Your Excellencies; Distinguished Guests.

Mr President, your unfaltering encouragement has enabled us to bring the Aga Khan University into being. To give the first private University in Pakistan your support was a bold initiative and one to which I wish to offer the fullest recognition.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the acceptance of the Asia Game Changers Lifetime Achievement Award

His Highness speaks at the Asia Society Game Changers Lifetime Achievement Award 2017-11-01
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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the acceptance of the Asia Game Changers Lifetime Achievement Award
At Cipriani, New York City, NY
November 1st 2017

Let me begin by expressing my deep gratitude and my humility in receiving this wonderful award.

When my grandfather died in 1957, I was twenty years old. I was a student at Harvard and I had to make a choice as to how I could combine my continuing education and the institutional responsibility that I had.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Urban Land Institute's annual conference leadership dinner

His Highness the Aga Khan, who was awarded the J.C. Nichols Prize in 2011, addresses a leadership dinner at the Urban Land Insti
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Thank you, Mr Rummell for your very generous and warm words.

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen.

It is a distinct pleasure for me to be here this evening – and I would like to begin by expressing my renewed and deep thanks to the Urban Land Institute for presenting to me the J.C. Nichols prize at your 75th anniversary conference last Fall.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation, Karachi

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, speaking at the University's 16th Convocation in Karachi.
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Bismillahi-r-Rahmani-r-Rahim,

Your Excellency, Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali,
Your Excellency, Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad,
Honourable Chief Minister of Sindh, Sardar Ali Mohammad Khan Mahar,
Honourable Ministers,
Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Faculty, staff and students of the Aga Khan University,
Parents and families of our students,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Prince Amyn Aga Khan speaking at the opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto 2014-09-12
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Prime Minister Harper,
Your Highness, my brother,
Madame Clarkson,
Excellencies,
Ms Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages,
Honourable Ministers,
Chancelier de Broglie,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Friends,

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Foundation stone-laying ceremony of the residential campus, Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new campus of the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.
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The Honourable Professor George Saitoti,
Honourable Ministers,
Honourable Member of Parliament,
The Provincial Commissioner,
Your Worship the Mayor,
Distinguished Guests:

I am most grateful to all of you for joining in this celebration. It was just one month ago that my Golden Jubilee observances began. It seemed appropriate to mark this Jubilee year by visiting some of the places which have been most important to the story of the past half century.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the First Anniversary of the Mindanao University

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the First Anniversary Celebration of Mindanao State University 1963-11-24
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President Isidro, Senator Alonto,
Members of the Faculty,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by saying how very honoured and happy I am to be with you on this great occasion. I appreciated enormously your kind words and wonderful receptions and hope that when I leave you this afternoon you will be sure that you have one more sincere friend and admirer of the University of Mindanao.

Speech by His Highness the Agakhan at the Aga Khan University Convocation in Karachi, 2006

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, speaking at the 2006 Convocation ceremony of the University.
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency Mohammedmian Soomro, Chairman of the Senate
Honourable Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Chairman Dehlavi and the Members of the Board of Trustees
President Firoz Rasul
Graduates and Parents
Generous donors and well wishers of the University, from Pakistan and around the world
Distinguished guests

As-salamu’alaykum

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening ceremony of the new headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers his remarks at the inauguration of the international headquarters of the Global Centre of Plu
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Bismillah-ir-Rahaman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency the Governor General
Madame la Ministre
Excellencies
Fellow Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism
Friends of the Centre

What a great day this is for all of us. And what a special ceremony, as we honour a beautiful symbol of Canada’s rich past, and rededicate it to the great cause of a pluralistic Global future.

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Bamyan Provincial Hospital, Afghanistan 2017-04-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan delivers her speech at the Inauguration of the Bamyan Provincial Hospital.  2017-04-26
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency Second Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Sarwar Danesh,
Your Excellency Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firozuddin Firoz,
Your Excellency Minister of Public Works, Engineer Mahmoud Baligh,
Your Excellency, Governor Mohamed Tahir Zohair,
Your Excellency Ambassador Kenneth Neufeld,
Your Excellency Ambassador François Richier,
distinguished guests,
ladies and gentlemen,

Presentation of the title of Honorary Citizen of the Islamic Community of Timbuktu and an Honorary Doctorate from the University

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking outside the Djingarey Ber Mosque in Timbuktu. 2008-04-24
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Bismillahh-ir-Rahmanir-Rahim
Minister, General Kafougouna Koné,
Regional Governor, Colonel Mamadou Togola,
Mayor Ould Mahmoud,
Imam ben Essayouti of the Djingareyber Mosque,
Imams of the Sankoré and Sidi Yahya Mosques,
Grand Qadi of Timbuktu,
Honoured guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Asalaam-o-aleikum

Allow me first of all to thank Minister Koné, Mayor Said Ould Mahmoud, and Imam ben Essayouti for their very kind words.

Remarks by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Historic agreement signed between Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking after the signing of a historic agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of Onta
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I want to tell you how happy and grateful my community and I are for this agreement that we have just signed.

Speech by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan At the official Opening of the Zanzibar Serena Inn 1997-03-15

H.H. The Aga Khan in East Africa March 1997
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Zanzibar, Tanzania
March 15, 1997
Your Excellency President William Mkapa,
Your Excellency President Salmin Amour,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests

Remarks Prepared by His Highness The Aga Khan For The White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy, Washington D.C.

Thank you Mr. President. It is an honour to be associated with this distinguished panel in a discussion of a topic which I have
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Thank you Mr. President. It is an honour to be associated with this distinguished panel in a discussion of a topic which I have long felt has received too little attention, particularly at the policy level. Thank you for the invitation.

I offer my comments this morning from the perspective of someone who has been a long-standing observer of cultural evolution in the developing world of Africa and Asia, and from more than twenty-years of experience with activities such as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture that have attempted to make a positive contribution to that process.

SPEECH BY H. H. AGA KHAN TO THE FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY 1976-03-02

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In selecting the title of this address, I had in mind above all, the need for greater efficiency in professional management. The more I reflected on this subject, the more it became apparent that the themes which I wished develop were as valid for many of the richer industrial nations as for the developing world, and hold good equally for nationalised industries as for the private sector all over the world. The economic recession from which we are all suffering has at least shown us where the real weaknesses are.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan in Ivory Coast 1998-03-07

Hazar Imam in Ivory Coast
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Fin de la visite officielle du Prince Aga Khan en Côte d'Ivoire

"NOTRE COLLABORATION N'EST PAS UN COUP DE COEUR EPHEMERE"

SPEECH AT THE LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE AGA KHAN HEALTH AND EDUCATION SERVICES 1982-10-06

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Kenyan Social Institutions lunch.  1982-10-06
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Your Excellencies, Your Worship the Mayor, Representatives of International Agencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a special occasion for me to be amongst such distinguished representatives of government, non-governmental and private agencies here today; special because my family and I are deeply involved in social welfare and I particularly appreciate being amongst those who commit their time, resource and effort for the benefit of mankind. I hope you will not think it presumptuous of me to offer some thoughts on questions with which we are all concerned.

Statement by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to the Third Committee of the United Nati

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
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Madam Chairman,

The Committee has before it today two seemingly routine matters: my Annual Report, and the periodic consideration of whether UNHCR should be continued. The agenda, appropriately terse, scarcely conceals its irony.

Speech By His Highness the Aga Khan Annual Meeting of The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2003-05-05

Hazar Imam speaking in Tashkent to the EBRD Annual Meeting 2003-05-05
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 5th May 2003
President Lemierre
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen

I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the participants in the Annual Meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Tashkent this year. I would like to thank President Karimov for his gracious welcome. It is with pleasure that I am visiting Uzbekistan again

Speech delivered by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan 2016-10-05

Hazar Imams meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Brussels for the Conference on Afghanistan 2016-10-05
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VIDEO of the speech here on this link:

http://ismaili.net/timeline/2016/mhi-speech-afgan.mp4

Your Excellency Federica Mogherini and
Your Excellency Salahuddin Rabbani;
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

I thank the Government of Afghanistan and the European Union for bringing the international community together. I am very pleased to be here, as the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network have an enduring commitment to Afghanistan.


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