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PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN'S FUNERAL CEREMONIES IN GENEVA -2003-05-13

Source: 
ismaili.net

Funeral ceremonies for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan who died in Boston on 12th May, will be conducted in Geneva, Switzerland.

Arrangements have been made for members of the diplomatic corps, government officials and close friends to pay their last respects to Prince Sadruddin at the Chateau de Bellerive, 25 Chemin du Milieu, 1245 Collonge-Bellerive between 3:00 p.m. (1500 hours) and 8:00 p.m. (2000 hours) on Thursday, 15th May, 2003.

Statement by the Press Secretary-2003-05-14

Source: 
www.whitehouse.gov

The President Was Saddened to Hear of the Death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan on May 13, 2003. Prince Sadruddin was a great humanitarian, philanthropist, and international civil servant.

Ismailiittojen prinssi toimi YK:n pakolaisjohtajana-2003-05-13

Source: 
www.helsinginsanomat.fi

YK:n entinen pakolaisavun johtaja, prinssi Sadruddin Aga Khan kuoli 12. toukokuuta Bostonissa Yhdysvalloissa 70-vuotiaana. Hän oli syntynyt 17. tammikuuta 1933 Pariisissa.
Sadruddin Khan työskenteli pitkään Yhdistyneiden kansakuntien palveluksessa. Pakolaisavun pääkomissaari hän oli toista vuosikymmentä vuodesta 1965 lähtien.

HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS EXPRESSES "PROFOUNDEST SORROW" OVER DEATH OF PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN-2003-05-14

Source: 
www.unog.ch

Following is a statement issued today by Sergio Vieira de Mello, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:

"High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello has expressed his profoundest sorrow over the death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. He conveys his condolences to Prince Sadruddin's wife, Princess Catherine Aleya Aga Khan, to his nephew, Karim, the Aga Khan, and to the rest of his family.

LE HAUT COMMISSAIRE AUX DROITS DE L'HOMME EXPRIME SA PROFONDE TRISTESSE EN APPRENANT LE DÉCÈS DU PRINCE SADRUDDIN-2003-05-14

Source: 
www.unog.ch

Le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, M. Sérgio Vieira de Mello, a exprimé sa profonde tristesse en apprenant le décès du Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. Il transmet ses condoléances à la Princesse Catherine Aleya Aga Khan, ainsi qu'à l'Aga Khan - son neveu Karim - et à toute sa famille.

PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN-2003-05-13

Source: 
Information Department Aiglemont

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, son of the late Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan and the late Princess Andrée Aga Khan, died in Boston yesterday, aged 70 after a short illness. Coincidentally, his half-brother, the late Prince Aly Khan died on exactly the same day forty-three ago. The younger of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah's two sons, Prince Sadruddin was the uncle of the present and 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, His Highness the Aga Khan.

Aga Khan Emphasises Need to Sustain Cultural Pluralism; Islamic Societies Contribute Solutions to Global Challenges -1998-10-10

Source: 
Aiglemont Information Departmentq

Civil strife, expanding populations, poverty, urban drift, hegemonic claims of traditional orthodoxies and monopolistic tendencies in electronic media can be destructive of world culture and are dangers to tomorrow's human and physical environment, but they need not overwhelm every society.

AGA KHAN OUTLINES PATH TO PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN-1998-09-28

In a powerful appeal to all Muslims in Afghanistan, Shia and Sunni alike, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, outlined a basis for constructing a new and more stable civil order in Central Asia.

"All Afghans should, as promptly as possible, re-establish open and brotherly dialogue among themselves, as our Faith instructs us to do, so that Islam's ethic of peace becomes a national reality." "We are not allowed to live in hate."

AGA KHAN MEETS MANDELA AND CHISSANO IN MOZAMBIQUE-1998-08-11

Hazar Imam signs Development Co-operation Agreement with  President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique  1998-08-11
Source: 
Aiglemont

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique today signed a Development Co-operation Agreement which establishes a mission of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Mozambique and lays the framework for AKDN’s development activities in the country and thereby the extension of its presence in the East African region.

The Aga Khan Marries Princess Gabriele zu Leiningen-1998-05-30

Source: 
Aiglemont Information Department

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims today married German-born Princess Dr. Gabriele zu Leiningen. The private religious and civil ceremonies were held at the Aga Khan's French residence, Aiglemont, in the presence of close family members and twenty leaders of the Ismaili Community and their wives from around the world.

AGA KHAN TO EXPAND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN WEST AFRICA-1998-03-04

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and Ivoirian President Henri Konan Bedie yesterday signed an Accord of Co-operation for Development envisaging an expanded commitment by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to Cote d'Ivoire. The Accord will permit the optimal utilisation of the human and financial resources of the Ismaili Imamat (office of spiritual leadership) and the AKDN for social and cultural development activities in West Africa.

The signing of the accord authorises the establishment of an AKDN mission in Cote d'Ivoire.

The Prince Visits His Network-1998-03-04

The Prince Aga Khan arrived in Abidjan yesterday, for an official three-day visit in Ivory Coast. On this occasion, this afternoon, he is to sign a protocol confirming His co-operation with the Ivorian government.

"I am very happy to be in a country which I enjoy and which I believe we must enlarge and render more efficient the co-operation between my institution and the Ivory Coast."

AGA KHAN OUTLINES PATH TO PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN-1998-09-28

Source: 
www.ismaili.net

In a powerful appeal to all Muslims in Afghanistan, Shia and Sunni alike, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, outlined a basis for constructing a new and more stable civil order in Central Asia.

"All Afghans should, as promptly as possible, re-establish open and brotherly dialogue among themselves, as our Faith instructs us to do, so that Islam's ethic of peace becomes a national reality." "We are not allowed to live in hate."

Death of Ismaili Muslim matriarch-2001-07-01

Source: 
BBC World Service

The widow of the late spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, Begum Om Habibeh, has died in France at the age of ninety-four.

She was the fourth and last wife of the Aga Khan the Third who died in 1957. He is the grandfather of the present Aga Khan, Prince Karim. Begum Om Habibeh was known for her interest in women's welfare and for her work for the poor and elderly, especially in and around the city of Aswan in Egypt.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BEGUM SULTAN MAHOMED SHAH AGA KHAN-2000-07-01

Source: 
Reuters

The Begum Om Habibeh, widow of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, 48th Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, grandfather of the present Aga Khan, died on the first of July at Le Cannet, South of France, in her ninety-fifth year.

Born Yvette Blanche Labrousse in 1906, in Sete near Marseilles, she was the fourth and last wife of the late Aga Khan III. The couple were married in Switzerland on October 9th, 1944.

Aga Khan Meets President Assad and Cabinet Ministers-2001-11-03

Source: 
www.akdn.org

His Excellency President Bashar Al Assad this morning held discussions with His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims at the People's Palace.

The Aga Khan and members of his delegation also met with Prime Minister Muhammad Mustafa Miro, Deputy Prime Minister for Social Services, Dr. Naji Otri, and the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Dr. Khaled Ra'ad.

Yo-Yo Ma Performs on the Silk Road for Aga Khan Award-2001-11-06

Source: 
www.akdn.org

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble gave a special performance on the occasion of the presentation ceremony of the 2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. From high atop the Citadel dominating one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and out of its ornate Throne Room, the enchanting melodies of Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh and Kayhan Kalhor this evening recreated an age-old memory of the interaction of cultures for which the Silk Road is remembered.

2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony-2001-11-06

Source: 
www.akdn.org

At a ceremony held in Syria at the historical Citadel of Aleppo, His Highness the Aga Khan announced the nine recipients of the 2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and presented a special Chairman's Award to the Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. The occasion completed the eighth cycle of the programme, which has a triennial prize fund of US$ 500,000, making it the world's largest architectural award. The Award programme will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2003.

Aga Khan and President Assad Agree on Future Collaboration-2001-11-10

Source: 
www.akdn.org

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims today concluded his eight-day visit to Syria with a second round of extensive discussions with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

The Aga Khan and Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa Miro also signed a Framework Development Agreement between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Syria. The Agreement will facilitate the effective functioning and optimum utilisation of the human and financial resources that the AKDN would mobilise for Syria. It also establishes an AKDN Representation Office in Damascus.

Aga Khan Announces First Ismaili Centre in Central Asia-2003-08-30

His Highness the Aga Khan today launched a landmark cultural centre here marking a milestone in the 1300 year history of the Ismaili Muslim community in Central Asia.

The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe, when completed, will be comparable in scope and standing to existing major centres in London, Vancouver and Lisbon and those at advanced planning stages in Toronto and Dubai.


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