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

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

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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,

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.


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