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Speech by Prince Hussain at the Lions Clubs Intern.l-AKDN Tree Planting Initiative in Nairobi City Park 2011-10-19

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Deforestation is one of the great challenges of our times. Scientists estimate about half of all the forests that once covered the Earth are gone. The United Nations Environment Programme tells us that 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed around the globe every year. At that rate a forest the size of Kenya would be cut in less than six years. A forest the size of Uganda – three…

This year is the UN International Year of Forests. It should remind us of the importance of forests in our lives.

Speech by His H. the Aga Khan at the Archon Award Ceremony of Sigma Theta Tau International (Copenhagen, Denmark) 2001-06-07

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Thank you very much, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Wykle, for your warm and generous words of introduction. It is an honour to have been selected as a recipient of a leadership award by such a distinguished international professional organisation working in the field of health. It is particularly meaningful to receive this recognition from Sigma Theta Tau with its record of focussed dedication to the global advancement of nursing. I have long felt the enhancement of the nursing profession to be absolutely critical to the improvement of health care in the developing world, and the Islamic world.

Opening Remarks for the International Ismaili Women's Forum 2000-02-08

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On behalf of the International Social Development and Sports Foundation, let me welcome you to the International Ismaili Women's Forum. I hope that you have all had safe journeys, and that you are rested and ready for three days of hard work.

Before we begin, I would like to thank the Canadian National Council, the International Steering Committee and the many volunteers who have invested countless hours and made tremendous personal sacrifices to prepare this event.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Ceremony Conferring the Honorary Doctorate at the University of Ottawa 2012-01-13

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Chancellor Labelle
President Rock
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

Permettez-moi d'exprimer avant toute chose ma profonde reconnaissance pour l'insigne honneur que vous me faites.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone Ceremony of the Bujagali Hydropower Project 2007-08-21

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Your Excellency President Museveni
Honourable David Migreko, Minister for Energy
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

Let me begin by expressing my warmest thanks for your kind introduction and for this wonderful welcome.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Faculty of Health Sciences 2007-08-13

Hazar Imam at State Banquet, Nairobi, Kenya

Honourable Minister for Education Professor George Saitoti
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Chairman Dehlavi and the Members of the Aga Khan University Board of Trustees
President Firoz Rasul
Generous donors and well wishers of the University
Distinguished guests

My thanks go out to all of you for sharing in this occasion with me. It is a special one for many reasons - including my close ties over so many years to this country, and to so many here whose friendship has enriched my life.

Speech given by Prince Sadruddin , excerpt - 1975-04-22

As we meet here tonight, a deeply moving occasion for me, my thoughts turned first of all to my late Beloved Father who would have been so encouraged to see such a large gathering of Ismailis concentrated in a new land where they have never been before and as I think of my Late Father, I am greatly encouraged by the strength, the resilience, the tremendous ability to adapt, that all of you here have shown in settling in this great, this wonderful country.

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan At the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum 2014-09-12

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Live webcast at Direct Energy Centre Toronto 2014-09-12

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 Prince Amyn Aga Khan At the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum 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,

His Highness the Aga Khan's address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesières, Switzerland)

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Distinguished guests,

Thanks you Mr. McDonald for your very kind words, and for protecting me from eggs and tomatoes for having studied at Le Rosey.

Let me say what an honour and pleasure it is to share this important day with this graduating class, with your faculty, your parents, your alumni. I congratulate you most warmly for all your successes, not only in your academic endeavours but also in the many fields where you have demonstrated exceptional talent. In music and art, in drama and sports, and in so many other areas of endeavour.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at Massey Hall, Toronto 2014-02-28

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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada

February 28, 2014

Thank you Prime Minister for those most generous and gracious words.

Thank you also for the unique honour in asking me to address your Parliament yesterday. It was a moving day for me because I was talking to one of the most important partners that we have in any part of the world. (applause)

Video of Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University

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Video is now available here:

: http://www.youtube.com/embed/vSvXca3OiZo

His Highness the Aga Khan will deliver a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 5 p.m. His lecture will be given as part of Brown’s 250th anniversary celebration and will be carried live on the Brown website.

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Launch of the Oncology Programme of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam 2014-01-27

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Honourable Minister of Health and Social Welfare,
Dr. Seif Rashid,
His Excellency Marcel Escure,
Ambassador of France in Tanzania,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please allow me first and foremost to welcome you all on this lovely day to the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam. We are truly grateful for your presence in what is a very important and exciting day in the life of this institution.

Memorial Lecture on International Affairs Featuring His Highness Karim Aga Khan IV 2014-03-10

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

President Paxson,
Ogden Family representatives,
Brown University Faculty, Students and Alumni,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Thank you very much, Madame President, for your very kind introduction. It is a great honour for me to give the Ogden Lecture, to be included in the distinguished company of past Ogden Lecturers, and to pay tribute to the memory of Stephen Ogden.

Speech to the Parliament of Canada 2014-02-27

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Mr Prime Minister,
Speaker Kinsella,
Speaker Scheer,
Honourable Members of the Senate and House of Commons,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
Honourable Members of the Diplomatic Community,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the State Banquet (Nairobi, Kenya) 2007-08-13

2007-08-13 His Highness The Aga Khan Meets with His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki at State House, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Your Excellency President Kibaki,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests:

Let me say first what a wonderful honour it is - to become a Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya, and to do so on one’s Golden Jubilee!

I am most deeply grateful to President Kibaki for this award - and for his very warm and generous words.

It is a pleasure for me to be here tonight, among so many old and new friends.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the State Banquet (Nairobi, Kenya) 2007-08-13

2007-08-13 His Highness The Aga Khan Meets with His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki at State House, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Your Excellency President Kibaki,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests:

Let me say first what a wonderful honour it is - to become a Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya, and to do so on one’s Golden Jubilee!

I am most deeply grateful to President Kibaki for this award - and for his very warm and generous words.

It is a pleasure for me to be here tonight, among so many old and new friends.

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. MWAI KIBAKI, C.G.H., M.P., PRESIDENT 2007-08-13

His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, His Highness the Aga Khan and Stanley Murage, Presidential Advisor, in discussion at State
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GOVERNMENT OF KENYA

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. MWAI KIBAKI, C.G.H., M.P., PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA DURING THE STATE BANQUET IN HONOUR OF HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN

Your Highness, the Aga Khan,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya, I warmly welcome Your Highness, the Aga Khan, to Kenya as you celebrate your Golden Jubilee. Allow me to take this opportunity, Your Highness, to acknowledge your exemplary spiritual leadership and to wish you continued success in your divine calling.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the "Spirit and Life" Exhibition 2007-07-12

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Your Royal Highnesses
Your Excellencies
Mr. Mayor
My Lord
Ladies and Gentlemen

Speech by Princess Zahra at the Presentation of the World Habitat Award (Kazan, Russian Federation) 2006-10-04

Princess Zahra Aga Khan speaking at the World Habitat Day celebrations in Kazan
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Your Worship the Mayor,
Mrs Tibaijuka,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,

First of all, thank you, Your Worship the Mayor, and the administration and people of Kazan, for hosting us in this beautiful city. [ spaciba balshoya ! ]

I would like, also, to thank everyone who has contributed towards the celebration of World Habitat Day here in Kazan -- in particular:


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