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Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the event entitled, “Fragile States ‘Weiterdenken’(‘Thinking Ahead’)

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the event entitled, “Fragile States ‘Weiterdenken’(‘Thinking Ahead’) –2019-01
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Minister of State, Mr. Niels Annen,
Professor Dr. Joachim Nagel,
Members of Parliament,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my pleasure to celebrate here today the special partnership between Germany and the Aga Khan Development Network, or AKDN. Over the past 25 years, we have implemented almost € 600 million of programmes together in Asia and in Africa - spanning clean energy and infrastructure, water supply and sanitation, financial services and tourism, as well as education, health and civil society.

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Lunch given by Industrial Promotion and Development Company

Hazar Imam in 1983 visit to Pakistan  1983-01-06
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akdn.org

Honourable Minister,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me to be here today among such distinguished representatives of Government of international agencies and of business. We have been particularly fortunate to listen to both the Minister for Industries and Commerce, the Honourable Mr Shafiula Azam, and to Dr Hans Wuttke, the Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation, who is so closely associated with development projects in many parts of the Third World.

Address at the 25th Anniversary Graduation Ceremony of The Institute of Ismaili Studies 2003-10-19

Hazar Imam spoke at the 25th IIS Graduation at Grosvenor House   2003-10-19
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iis.ac.uk

His Highness the Aga KhanLe Meridien Grosvenor House HotelOctober 19, 2003

Bismillah a-Rahman al-Rahim

Distinguished guests,The faculty, staff and students of The Institute of Ismaili Studies,Ladies and gentlemen,

Speech by Hazar Imam at at the Karachi University 1960-10-01

His Highness the Aga Khan presents prizes at a Sports' Tournament at the Aga Khan Gymkhana in Karachi, , 22 November 1964
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Speeches Part II 1958-1963 published by Ismailia Associations for Africa 1964

Mr. Vice-Chancellor, Members of the Karachi University Syndicate and Senate, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Today’s occasion for me is one of both happiness and sadness. Happiness because I welcome and am very thankful for the chance to meet you to see your fine campus and to have the honour of laying the foundation stone of your new library.

Speech at the Foundation Stone Laying of Al-Ilmu Reading Room 1960-10-01

Hazar Imam in Bombay 1960
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Africa Ismaili, New Series

On lst October 1960, His Royal Highness laid the foundation stone of the Reading Room building of Prince Aga Khan Students' Union, Kharadhar, Karachi. This institution which was established in 1932, is doing very useful work by providing fees and books to deserving students. The honorary workers of the Union, with great efforts and in details, carried out an educational survey of their area in order to determine the needs and requirements of Ismaili Students. They have also underway a scheme to start a mass educational centre.

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

Hazar Imam in Bombay 1960
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Speeches. Vol 2. pg 20

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

(Speeches. Vol 2. pg 20)

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

Mowlana Hazar Imam at the opening of a mosque in Kampala  1959-09-17
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Speeches Book II pages 1-4 published by Ismailia Associations for Africa 1964

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)

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

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the gathering at the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony. Gary Otte 2007-09-04
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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

Remarks by Prince Amyn at the World Monument Fund Gala 2018-10-23

Prince Amyn honored at World Monument Fund Gala 2018-10-23
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Remarks by Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the 2018 World Monuments Fund Gala upon receiving the Hadrian Award in New York City on October 23, 2018

Thank you very much

I am flattered and I am honored and it has been a joy working with the WMF

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the 2018 GCP Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre, London, England 2018-10-04

His Highness the Aga Khan addressing the audience at the Global Centre for Pluralism’s sixth Annual Pluralism Lecture.
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellencies,
Ministers,
Ms. Armstrong,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you, on behalf of the Board of the Global Centre for Pluralism, to the 2018 Pluralism Lecture at the new Aga Khan Centre here in London.

At the outset, I should like to remark on the passing of our fellow Director, the late Kofi Annan.

Address by His Highness the Aga Khan to the Parliament of Portugal 2018-07-10

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses Portugal's Members of Parliament in the Senate Chamber of the Portuguese Parliament Building
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Your Excellency, President of Parliament, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Distinguished Members of Government and Members of Parliament
Honourable Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina
Excellencies
Distinguished guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

Let me begin by expressing my most sincere gratitude to the President and the members of the Parliament, for your very warm welcome in this remarkable setting, and to the President of the Republic for the invitation to visit Portugal.

I recognise what a great honour it is to have been invited to speak to you today.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening of the Aga Khan Centre, London 2018-06-26

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the audience during the inauguration of the Aga Khan Centre in London. AKDN / Anya Campbell
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Your Royal Highness,
Lord Ahmad, Foreign Office Minister, Mr Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London,
The leadership of Camden,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen

What a pleasure it is to welcome you to this celebration!

We celebrate today a beautiful new architectural accomplishment. As we do so, we also honor those who have made this Centre possible - and the values that have inspired their work.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Sunder Nursery, New Delhi

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the audience gathered for the inauguration of the Sunder Nursery   2018-02-21
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Honourable Vice President of India
Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital of Delhi
Honourable Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs
Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

I am deeply honoured - and so very happy - to share with you in today’s ceremony. I have followed the Sunder Nursery project with keen interest for many years – going back at least to the year 2000, when the Aga Khan Trust for Culture first undertook the restoration of the Gardens of Humayun’s Tomb, just next door.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony

Hazar Imam_1.jpg
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Your Highness the Emir
Your Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

As-salaam-o-aleikum

What a pleasure it is to greet this wonderful audience, including so many friends, old and new, who have helped shape this programme, and who are so essential to its future.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the inauguration of the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME)

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the inauguration of the CIME’s facility. Akbar Hakim  2017-12-15
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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the inauguration of the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME)
Karachi, Pakistan
December 19, 2017

President,

I would like to take this occasion to express My deep gratitude to all those who have supported this institution and who are continuing to support it today.

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,


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