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More - Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan during His visit to the Nothern Areas in Pakistan - 2000-10-19


Your Excellency Mr. Abbas Sarfaraz Khan, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, Your Excellency Mr. Kurt Juul, Administrator and Head of the European Commission Delegation in Pakistan, Your Excellency Mr. Yannick Gerard, Ambassador of France Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,Assa'lam-o-Alaikum,

Speech At the Inauguration of the Mombasa AGA KHAN ACADEMY - 2003-12-21


Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy Kilindini, Mombasa, Kenya
Saturday 20th December 2003

Your Excellency, President Mwai Kibaki,Honourable Minister for Education, Professor. George Saitoti,Honourable Ministers,Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen

Speech 25 January Gala - AGA KHAN, JET SETTING ON HIGHER PLANE - 2005-01-26


Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:First I would like to thank Charles Correa and Jim Wolfensohn for their kind words.

Charles, through your work you have made an immense contribution to the built environment. Your buildings have brought timeless elegance to societies in the East and the West. Your inspirational use of their many languages of design will speak powerfully to many generations hence. I would also like to sincerely thank you for your contribution over many years to the Aga Khan Award for Architect

Speech by Adrienne Clarkson on the Occasion of the Sod-turning Ceremony for The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Foundation

heir Excellencies Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and Mr. John Ralston Saul with His Highness the Aga Khan

Your Highness, you are aware that John Ralston Saul and I have paid two visits to Kabul, Afghanistan to visit the Canadian troops deployed there. On our first visit, in December of 2003, we found a city that was practically flattened, and a people that seemed to be in disbelief that they were no longer in the midst of total war. One year later, we returned and immediately sensed that there was new hope. There were more people going about their business in the streets, a wider selection of food in the markets, and increased availability of practical goods like bicycle tires and oil cans.

Opening of 5-star Kabul Serena Hotel - AFGHANISTAN OPENS LUXURIOUS SERENA HOTEL - 2005-11-08


President Karzai
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is my immense happiness and privilege to welcome you all as we celebrate the inauguration of one of Kabul's restored landmarks. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those professionals, architects, construction trades, staff and volunteers who have worked so hard, under so many constraints, to build this hotel and prepare it for today's opening.

Speech by Aly Mawji - 2005 RAYMOND GEORIS PRIZE - 2005-06-04


Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
I am grateful to the Network of European Foundations Mercator Fund for selecting the Aga Khan Development Network in Afghanistan as the recipient of the 2005 Raymond Georis Prize for Innovative Philanthropy. As its resident representative in Kabul, it is a privilege to accept this recognition on behalf of the AKDN (as we refer to it), its Chairman, His Highness the Aga Khan, and the hundreds of volunteers and employees in Afghanistan on which its work depends.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan - Cairo - CROWDED CAIRO GETS ITS OWN VISION OF CENTRAL PARK - 2005-03-25


Bi-'smi Llahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Rahim
Madame Mubarak, Excellencies, Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Twenty-one years ago we had a vision that launched us on a journey of inquiry, exploration and discovery that took us through some 1,000 years of history of this extraordinary city.

It was a journey in which we engaged with historians, archeologists, architects and horticulturalists. We worked with engineers, statisticians, sociologists and urban planners. We met with neighbourhood residents and businessmen, artisans and entrepreneurs, young people and old.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan - Pakistan - AGA KHAN TO SETUP BANK IN AFGHANISTAN - 2002-03-12


Your Excellency, President Pervez Musharraf,Honourable Governors,
Honourable Ministers,
Distinguished Guests


I would like to begin by expressing my warm and sincere gratitude to Your Excellency for joining us to celebrate this inaugural occasion. It is, as I would like publicly to acknowledge today, yet another sign of the steadfast support and encouragement that you have given to our initiative to establish The First MicroFinanceBank. Above all, it evidences Your Excellency's commitment.

Congratulations on Being Awarded the Companion of the Order of Canada - ISMAILI IMAMAT FOUNDATION - 2005-06-06


Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, this week Canada has hosted His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the forty-ninth hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
His Highness the Aga Khan is well known to many in Canada as a champion of international development through the Aga Khan Development Network, which he launched in 1967. His work is well known, not only by his followers but also by many Canadians involved in the work to promote peace in the world and eliminate poverty and suffering.

Aga Khan Urges Investment in the Quality of African Journalism and a respect for Pluralism - 2005-05-22

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI) Conference in Kenya.

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today emphasised the importance of both press freedom and excellence in journalism in order to help build Africa's future.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress and 54th General Assembly held in Kenya, the Aga Khan stressed the need for journalists to acquire deeper and broader knowledge of new and complex issues that confront Africa.



Quelques morceaux choisis du discours de Christine Albanel, ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, prononcé à l'occasion de la cérémonie de remise des insignes de « Grand mécène » et de « Grand donateur » du ministère de la Culture à Son Altesse l'Aga Khan le jeudi 28 mai 2009.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Graduation Ceremony of the University of Alberta - 2009-06-09

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach during his visit to Edmonton on June 9, 2009.


Eminent Chancellor
Madame President
Mr. Chairman of the Board
Your Worship the Mayor
Faculty, Graduates, Friends and Family

Palavras do Presidente da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa - 2009-05-08


Palavras do Presidente da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, Professor Eduardo Romano de Arantes e Oliveira, proferidas no dia 8 de Maio de 2009, na Cerimónia da Investidura de Sua Alteza, o Príncipe Aga Khan, como Membro Estrangeiro da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa

Senhor Prof. Adriano Moreira, Presidente da Classe de Letras e Vice-presidente da Academia das Ciências;
Senhores Ministros da Defesa e da Cultura
Senhores Reitores;
Eminentes Académicos;
Senhores Professores e homens de Cultura e de Ciência;
Minhas Senhoras e meus Senhores:

Remarks by the President of the Academy of Sciences at the Investiture Ceremony - 2009-05-08


Your Highness, Prince Aga Khan;
Mr. Vice President, and President of the Class of Humanities of the Academy of
Sciences of Lisbon, Prof. Adriano Moreira;
Your Excellencies, the Ministers of Defense and Culture;
Eminent Rectors;
Eminent Academicians;
Professors and persons of Culture and Science;
Ladies and Gentlemen;

On the day of the first visit of Prince Aga Khan to an Academy that was wise enough to elect him as one of its members, it is my honor and pleasure to greet His Highness on behalf of the Institution.

Your Highness

Discurso de Sua Alteza o Aga Khan Academia das Ciências de Lisboa - 2009-05-08


Exmo. Senhor Professor Oliveira e Arantes
Exmo. Senhor Ministro da Defesa Nacional, Dr. Nuno Severiano Teixeira
Exmo. Senhor Ministro da Cultura, Dr. Pinto Ribeiro
Exmo. Senhor Núncio Apostólico, Rino Passagata
Exmos. Senhores Membros da Academia de Ciências de Lisboa,
Ilustres convidados,
Senhoras e Senhores,

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Academy of Sciences, in Lisbon, Portugal - 2009-05-08

The President of the Academy of Sciences, Professor Arantes e Oliveira, speaking at the Investiture Ceremony of His Highness as

Professor Oliveira,
Minister of National Defence, Mr Nuno Severiano Teixeira,
Minister of Culture, Mr Pinto Ribeiro,
Apostolic Nuncio, Rino Passagata,
Members of the Academy,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is an immense honour for me to be here today and to have been admitted to the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon. It reminds me of the day on which I was given an honorary doctorate from the University of Evora. And I do not want to let this occasion pass, without recollecting that very, very special day.

Commencement Address by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at lIS Graduation, London 2007-09-10

Prince Rahim addressing the IIS Graduation London, U.K. 2007-09-10
IIS Update May 2008

10th September 2007
Commencement Address by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at lIS Graduation, London


Distinguished guests; governors, faculty, staff and students of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, families and very young children of the graduates; ladies and gentlemen,


Spirit & Life Publication

Foreword by His Highness the Aga Khan

Speech by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at Aleppo Citadel - 2008-08-28

H,H, The Aga Khan speaking at the Alreppo Citadel in Damascus 2008-08-28

Speech by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at Aleppo Citadel, Throne Hall


In the presence of His Excellency Mohamed Naji Otri, Prime Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic

7:30 PM

Thursday August 28, 2008

Your Excellency The Prime Minister
Your Excellency The Minister for Culture
Your Excellency The Minister for Tourism
Your Excellency The Chief of The Baath Party in Aleppo
Your Excellency The Governor and the Mayor of Aleppo

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

SPEECH by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Global Philanthropy Forum, Keynote, Washingtom - 2009-04-23


President Jane Wales, thank you for those very generous comments.

I’d like to say how happy I am to share in this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a special pleasure for me to be with you tonight, for I look upon you as particularly serious and informed partners in the work of global understanding and international development.

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