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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs 1976-03-12

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Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Let me first say how grateful I am for your invitation to speak to this distinguished audience in Karachi today and for your kind words about my family and about myself.

Perhaps I should begin by defining what I mean by the phrase “Nation States”. First it is the land area or areas over which a single government exercises authority in terms of internal administration and external defense and whose frontiers are recognized, legally or de facto, by other nation states.

Introduction of His Highness the Aga Khan by Vartan Gregorian, 16th President of Brown University 1996-05-26

His Highness the Aga Khan at Brown University, Providence where he delivered the Baccalaureat Address as the first Muslim speake
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Brown University News Bureau

At the Class of 1996 baccalaureate service, Brown President Vartan Gregorian introduced His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, leader of the Ismaili Muslims, who delivered the baccalaureate address. The University's 232nd baccalaureate service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, in the Meeting House of the First Baptist in America, near the Brown University campus in Providence, R.I. The text of the President Gregorian's introduction follows.

In the name of Brown University and the 231 previous baccalaureate speakers, I greet you.

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the Class of 1996:

Speech at the opening of the Hadi Building, Karachi, Pakistan

Hazar Imam inaugrauting the Hadi Building
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Mr. Chairman, Board of The Trustees, Trustees, members of the Hadi Family, and honoured guests.

This is an occasion of real happiness for Me, because over the years, I have observed in the developing world, some really severe problems in the quality of diagnosis and the risk to which sick people are exposed through poor diagnosis or worse.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 1987 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
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am grateful to Mr. McPherson for his kind and generous introduction, and I welcome this opportunity to share with a concerned and well-informed audience some thoughts on the Third World today. To do so in the presence of my old friend Brad Morse gives me particular pleasure. To me Mr. Morse is a symbol of a new pragmatism in development thinking that I sense in both the industrialized states and among the heterogeneous group of countries that are confusingly lumped together as the Third World. That term reminds me of a speaker who was explaining the role of UNDP.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan in French at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris, France 2016-06-22

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Discours prononcé par Son Altesse l’Aga Khan
pour l’installation de M. Dominique Perrault à l’Académie des beaux-arts
le mercredi 22 juin 2016

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Monsieur Dominique Perrault

Votre premier jour sous la Coupole inspire de grandes joies :

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony, Solo 1995-11-25

Hazar Imam with Princess Zahra at the 1995 Aga Khan Architecture Awards ceremony in Solo, Indonesia  1995-11-25
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Your Royal Highness,
Honourable Minister,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,

Speech by The Aga Khan at the International Colloquium organised by The Institute of Ismaili Studies 2003-10-19

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Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim

Your Excellencies, Your Worship, Distinguished Scholars and Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Speech by Mr. Firoz Rasul at the Donation ceremony of the Da Vinci Surgical System 2019-11-08

Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University (AKU) describes the strong relationship between the AKU and Portugal’s Ministr
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Bismillah-ir Rahman ir Rahim
His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic,
His Highness the Aga Khan,
Minister of Health, Madame Marta Temido,
President of the Central Hospitals of Lisbon, Madame Rosa Valente Matos,
Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to the Portuguese Republic, Comendador, Nazim Ahmad,
Member of the Portuguese Delegation to the Seat Agreement’s Joint Committee, Mr. João Pedro Antunes,
Leaders of the Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamat,
Distinguished guests,

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the 2019 Global Pluralism Award Ceremony, Ottawa 2019-11-20

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers remarks during the Global Pluralism Award ceremony held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imam
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson,
The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean,
The Right Honorable Joe Clark,
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario,
Excellencies,
Friends of the Global Centre for Pluralism,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you this evening to the second Global Pluralism Award ceremony.

Thank you, Meredith, for the warm introduction. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted that you have joined the Centre as Secretary General.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan IV at The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Award Presentation Ceremony

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 ceremony. AKDN / Akbar Hakim
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Bismillah-ir-Rahaman-ir-Rahim

As-Salam-Alai-Kum, Peace be upon you

Your Excellency Mintimer Shaimiev,
Your Excellency Eleonora Mitrofanova,
Respected Members of the Government,
Distinguished Guests

What an enormous pleasure it is to welcome all of you to this ceremony.

We gather today with a group of extraordinary people, in an extraordinary place, and for an extraordinary purpose.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is organised around a series of three-year cycles - each one culminating in the recognition of our Award recipients.

Speech at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Abdul Waheed Moledina School

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Mowlana Hazar Imam’s speech at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the main building of Abdul Waheed Moledina Schools', Poona (India).

Mr. Chairman, Members of the Managing Board Ladies and Gentlemen:

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the 7th Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019-06-11

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers remarks at the 2019 Annual Pluralism Lecture to introduce Deputy Secretary-General of the Uni
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Ms. Mohammed,
Your Excellency, the President of the Assembly,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you, on behalf of the Board of the Global Centre for Pluralism, to the 2019 Pluralism Lecture here at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Lisbon Aga Khan Music Awards 2019-03-31

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers remarks at the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards, held at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portuga
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency, President of the Republic, Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,


Your Excellency, Vice-President of the Parliament, Mr. Jorge Lacão,

Madame Isabel Mota, President of the Gulbenkian Foundation,


Members of Government and of Parliament,


Diplomats, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,


Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure - and a great honour - to welcome all of you who have come to this exceptional venue tonight, on this extraordinary occasion.

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the Aga Khan Music Awards in Lisbon 2019-03-29

Prince Amyn Aga Khan delivers his remarks at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Music Awards AKDN / Akbar Hakim
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Madame President of the Gulbenkian Foundation, Ms. Isabel Mota,
Honorable members of the Government, of Parliament, State Authorities, and Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen

Address to the International Colloquium ‘Word of God, Art of Man: The Qur’an and its Creative Expressions'

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Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim.

Your Excellencies,
Your Worship,
Distinguished Scholars and Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Speech at the Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan School in Osh

His Highness the Aga Khan making his inaugural remarks in the central courtyard of the Aga Khan School, Osh. | AKDN
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Your Excellency Governor Kasiev
Your Excellency Minister Aitmatov
Honourable Mayor Satibaldive
Your Excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a great pleasure to be here in Osh today and to participate in the opening ceremony of this new Aga Khan School. I thank you for being here to share this important moment with us. It is an occasion of great significance in many ways. It is significant because of the cooperation many organisations and individuals who have made the establishment of the school and construction of this complex of buildings possible.

Speech by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan "Is sustainable sustainable?"

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Al-Ahram Weekly

Ahead of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, later this month, Sadruddin Aga Khan questions the very notion of sustainable development. The following is the text of a recent speech he delivered:

It will be my thesis today that the dogma of "sustainable development" is inherently misleading, and is now deluding our mindsets in much the same way as the flat earth theory once did -- but with implications which are infinitely more dangerous to our future survival.

AGA KHAN ANNOUNCES US$75 MILLION FOR AFGHANISTAN - 2002-01-21

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Delivered by Mr. Aly Mawji, Aga Khan Development Network Country Co-ordinator for Afghanistan on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan IV

Mr. Chairman,
Our hosts Japan,
Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Opening of the phase II expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam 2019-03-09

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Your Excellency Honorable Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania
Honourable Ummy Ally Mwalimu, Hon. Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, the United Republic of Tanzania
Ambassador Clavier,
Mr Christian Yoka, Regional Director, Agence Francaise de Developpement
Distinguished Guests, Ladies, Gentlemen and Friends

Today is indeed a momentous day for the Aga Khan Development Network as we celebrate the inauguration of the Phase II expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan Concluding the Prince Claus Fund's Conference on Culture and Development, Amsterdam

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Your Majesty
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Directors of the Prince Claus Fund
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is with gratitude and admiration that I participate in this event today. It gives me the opportunity to express publicly the enormous respect in which I hold Prince Claus, and the very great importance I attach to the work of the Prince Claus Fund. I am saddened that Prince Claus cannot be with us tonight, and I am sure that all of you will join me in requesting Her Majesty The Queen to convey to His Royal Highness our warmest regards and best wishes.


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