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Aga Khan receives Champion for Global Change Award

Honourees and Special Guests at the 2017 United Nations Global Leadership Dinner – from left to right: Daniel Craig, Agnès Marca

NEW YORK: Upon receiving the ‘Champion for Global Change’ award at the United Nations Foundation’s Global Leadership Dinner in New York, His Highness the Aga Khan suggested that the question was not whether government action or private enterprise was more effective, but rather how these sectors can become effective partners in the quest for development.

“The partnerships that will most dramatically change the world are those in which all three components—private, public and civil society institutions—can connect in all-embracing common efforts,” he said.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the United Nations Foundation Award

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the 2017 United Nations Global Leadership Dinner. Diane Bondareff / UN Foundation  2017-10

President of the General Assembly Miroslav Lajčák,
Secretary-General António Guterres,
Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed,
Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan,

The many Permanent Representatives in attendance,
Ladies and Gentlemen

Thank you so much Kofi Annan for your generous words of introduction.  There is no person alive today who has made a greater contribution to world peace than you, and thanks are due to you from all around the world.

Letter of sincere appreciation and warm wishes in recognition of His Highness the Aga Khan.from New York City Public Advocate

Public Advocate for the City of New York's Letter of Appreciation and best wishes for Diamond Jubilee to H.H. The Aga Khan

October 18, 2017

Dear friends,

As the New York City Public Advocate, I am pleased to write this letter of sincere appreciation and warm wishes in recognition of His Highness the Aga Khan.

Aga Khan visits UNHCR headquarters to discuss enhanced cooperation

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with UNHCR Antonio Guterres at UNHCR Headquarters.  UNHCR / Susan Hopper   2017-10-18

From the UNHCR Press Release:
Geneva, Switzerland, 6 November 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan, visited UNHCR headquarters today to meet UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and discuss past and future cooperation in emergency operations around the world.

UNHCR staff greeted the Aga Khan before he held private talks with Guterres followed by a meeting with senior UNHCR officials on the long-standing partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network and the UN refugee agency.

Uganda: Why the Aga Khan Deserves Uganda's Highest Civilian Honour

Museveni decorates Aga Khan with the country’s highest civilian honour for his colossal contributions to Uganda’s development an

When he takes to the podium to be honoured today, it won't be by accident or even a miracle; it will be tribute to decades of work and contribution His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV has done in Uganda that have outlived many post-independent governments.

The Aga Khan, who is the Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, arrived in the country yesterday ahead of today's 55th Independence anniversary and held a brief meeting with President Museveni and other senior government officials at State House Entebbe.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan upon the presentation of the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa

His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, presentsH.H. the Aga Khan with the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Afr

Guests, citizens of Uganda

I want to say today how honored I am to celebrate this occasion with you - 55 years of independence

Your national pathway has been exciting and inspiring to watch and all your friends, including of course myself, look to the future of Uganda in hope, in aspiration, for a better quality of life for all the people of Uganda and of this region of Africa.

Aga Khan demands urgent action to restore man-nature balance

H.H. The Aga Khan IV

The love and the sense of urgency to the environment around us is what shared the one who organized and participated in the first edition of the One Ocean Forum. As a president of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, an organization that has its own existence at sea, I can only express my pride in this initiative, focused on the conservation of the marine environment. Recent events oblige us to reflect on how environmental pollution and the resulting climate change are heavily affecting the ecosystem of our lives. I am referring to the latest fiery hurricanes, including Irma, who also hit our win

His Highness the Aga Khan to grace Uganda’s 55th Independence Anniversary 2017-10-09

His Highness the Aga Khan with President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala, Uganda

His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) arrives this weekend as a special guest to Uganda’s 55th Independence Anniversary celebrations.

This year’s celebrations will be held at Bushenyi Municipal Grounds under the theme, “Uganda’s freedom must be anchored in the spirit of hard work, resilience and Commitment”.

Prince Rahim's speech at the Inauguration of the new head office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank


Your Excellency President Otunbaeva
Honorable Speaker of Parliament
Distinguished guests

Today is truly a special day—and for several reasons.
First, it comes at a special time of the year.

The festival of Navroz is a time when we think about renewal and rejuvenation—when we welcome a new spring season in a spirit of hope and optimism.

And that spirit is very prevalent as we gather here today to mark the opening of a new head office for KICB—and as we celebrate the spirit of forward-looking progress in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Vazirabad gets the job done in Cadran at Chantilly

Vazirabad wins at Chantilly in the Prix du Cadran at 5:12 PM  2017-09-30

Vazirabad gets the job done in Cadran at Chantilly
Vazirabad eventually stamped his class on the Qatar Prix du Cadran at Chantilly.
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Vazirabad eventually stamped his class on the Qatar Prix du Cadran at Chantilly.

Prince Amyn attends Adrienne Clarkson Award in Toronto at Koerner Hall 2017-09-27

Prince Amyn with Dr. John Ralston Saul at Koerner Hall, Toronto   2017-09-27

Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan was guest of honour at the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship in Toronto, Canada at Koerner Hall. Poet Weiwei of China was the recipient of the award this year. In 2016 Hazar Imam accepted the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

Prince Amyn waved and replied "Ya Ali Madad" as he departed at 9:30 PM

 AKDN assists with Clean India Mission.

Nagal Behen and her family decided to construct a toilet for themselves after they learnt about the importance of safe sanitatio

Universal health coverage is part of the world’s movement toward improved quality of life. The Sustainable Development Goals embody that vision for a healthier planet, with SDG 3 looking to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

AKDN takes interest in Bangladesh’s basic education development

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) takes an interest in the development of Bangladesh’s basic education to prepare students

In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they co-hosted a ‘Forum on International Education for Global Citizens’ in Dhaka on Friday bringing together all stakeholders including students.

The AKDN said this was in keeping with the goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals which tells to “revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development”.

Tanzania: Aga Khan Network Earns Govt Praise in Education

The Aga Khan University Board of Trustees with the Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan during their meetings in Tanzania.  AKD

Kilwa — The government has lavished praise on the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for implementing effectively an education initiative under a project dubbed Strengthening Education Systems East Africa (Sesea).

The implementation of the project started in 2012 with a purpose of building capacity to pre and primary school teachers on how best they can prepare teaching aid, monitoring and assess academic performance of their pupils.

The project intends to reach 187,344 teachers in the East African countries out of which Tanzania will have 69,515 female teachers as beneficiaries.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture to rebuild 4 historic sites in Kabul


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) will soon start the rebuilding process of four historic sites in capital Kabul, including the sites located along Kabul River.

The AKTC officials informed regarding the plans during a meeting with the Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan: "Chantilly is a real movie set"

The prince admires, with the chief gardener, Thierry Basset, the rose "Domaine de Chantilly", which will be presented officially
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He is one of the main actors of the Foundation for the preservation of the estate of Chantilly, created by his brother, the Aga Khan IV, in 2005. Anxious to make the place an essential cultural rendezvous, he transferred the legendary Plant Days, of which our magazine is a partner. Meeting with a nature lover.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan: "Chantilly est un vrai décor de cinéma"

Le prince admire, avec le jardinier en chef, Thierry Basset, la rose "Domaine de Chantilly", qui sera présentée offciellement lo

Il est l’un des principaux acteurs de la Fondation pour la sauvegarde du domaine de Chantilly, créée par son frère, l’Aga Khan IV, en 2005. Soucieux de faire du lieu un incontournable rendez-vous culturel, il y a transféré les légendaires Journées des plantes dont notre magazine est partenaire. Rencontre avec un amoureux de la nature. 

Dallas-Fort Worth Ismaili Muslim community preps 100,000 meals for Harvey victims

Carrollton Mayor Falconer speaks at I-CERV Day of Service organized by the Ismaili Muslim community. (Pervez Jindani/Aga Khan Co

CARROLLTON — Fourteen-year-old Sarah Ibrahim had never before seen the type of destruction that Harvey caused in Houston.
But once the Dallas youth saw it, she felt inspired to do something to help.
On Sunday, she got her chance. Sarah joined hundreds of others from North Texas' Ismaili Muslim community who put together 100,000 meals destined for those affected by the devastating storm.

"This is just really different because nothing like this has happened in my life," Sarah said. "It's good to be apart of it and be able to be an impact to families that have been in Harvey."

A Vision of Hope and Faith - An Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan by Imran Aslam 2000-10-26

Mawlana Hazar Imam being interviewed by Imran Aslam, at Governor's House Pakistan   2000-10-26

Imran: Good evening ladies and Gentlemen, we have a very distinguished visitor here this evening. Somebody who has always been a great friend of Pakistan, he is the Spiritual Leader of the Ismaili Muslims, an illustrious son of Islam, and as I said earlier, every time he visits, the People of Pakistan look forward to it. Look forward to his interventions and to his great vision, which is always translated eventually into reality. I'd like to welcome His Highness the Aga Khan.

-Aga Khan: Thank you very much indeed.

Imran: Welcome to Pakistan.

Aga Khan: Thank you very much.

First phase of Quli Qutab Shahi tombs restoration to be completed by January by AKTC

A view of Quli Qutub Shahi Tombs. Photo: D Hrudayananad

The effort of Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Telangana Tourism is to restore the Tombs to how they were nearly 500 years ago," Telangana Tourism secretary Venkatesham said

Hyderabad: The first phase of the restoration of the Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs taken up by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) would be completed by January next year, said Telangana Tourism secretary B Venkatesham here on Friday.

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