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Sunday's World Partnership Walk benefits work of Aga Khan Foundation

Governor-General David Johnston and the Aga Khan take part for the opening of the new home of the Global Centre for Pluralism in

Earlier this month in Ottawa, the Global Centre for Pluralism officially opened its doors. The centre is a partnership between the Aga Khan and the government of Canada and is yet another important example of the bridge-building he has spearheaded along with support for important humanitarian causes in Canada and in the global south. The many institutions the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims and his community have supported in Canada and around the world are shining examples of service to the community and the less fortunate.

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies citation for His Highness the Aga Khan by David Mulroney Prresident of St.Michael's Co

The convocation of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies took place at St Basil’s Collegiate Church in Toronto. Mr. Davi

Your Highness, Your Eminence and Chancellor, Praeses, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

I am honoured to present today His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam, or spiritual leader, of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. His Highness is also of course an honorary citizen of this country, a person whose many contributions and connections to Canadian life and society we extend with today’s ceremony.

His Highness the Aga Khan awarded the 2017 President's Medal for architecture

The President of the Architectural League, Billie Tsien, presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the President’s Medal. Farhez Rayani

The Architectural League of New York awarded its highest honor to His Highness the Aga Khan during a dinner at the Metropolitan Club.

The President's Medal of the Architectural League is awarded annually to individuals for their exemplary work in architecture, urbanism, art and design.

The 2017 President's Medal honors the 40th anniversary of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture - given every three years to inspirational designs that address the needs of Muslim communities worldwide.

Speech by His Highness the Agakhan at the Aga Khan University Convocation in Karachi, 2006

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, speaking at the 2006 Convocation ceremony of the University.


Your Excellency Mohammedmian Soomro, Chairman of the Senate
Honourable Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim
Honourable Ministers
Chairman Dehlavi and the Members of the Board of Trustees
President Firoz Rasul
Graduates and Parents
Generous donors and well wishers of the University, from Pakistan and around the world
Distinguished guests


The AKDN: Tajikistan’s biggest development implementing agency - Interview with Mr. Akbar Ali Pesnani

Mr. Akbar Ali Pesnani - Resident Representative of The Aga Khan Development Network

Since beginning operations in Tajikistan in 1992, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has grown to become an extensive force for improving the lives of people in the country. Mr. Ali Akbar Pesnani, Resident Representative, discusses the history of the Network, its aims and successes, as well as its unique approach to development.

How have the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) developed over time in Tajikistan?

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening ceremony of the new headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers his remarks at the inauguration of the international headquarters of the Global Centre of Plu


Your Excellency the Governor General
Madame la Ministre
Fellow Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism
Friends of the Centre

What a great day this is for all of us. And what a special ceremony, as we honour a beautiful symbol of Canada’s rich past, and rededicate it to the great cause of a pluralistic Global future.

Aga Khan opens Ottawa pluralism centre, and board members blast Trump

H.H. The Aga Khan with the Governor-General of Canada  David Johnston

OTTAWA — The Aga Khan returned Tuesday to Ottawa to unveil the new headquarters of an international organization that is positioning itself as an antidote of sorts to growing strains of populism and intolerance around the world.

Board members of the Global Centre for Pluralism, including former governor general Adrienne Clarkson, singled out the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House as something that makes the centre's work even more relevant.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan Letter to Patrons of Aga Khan Museum

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

77 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 1K1, Canada

14 October 2016

Syria: A Living History

Dear Patrons,

I am writing to you because we are on the eve of the opening of what I think can be seen as an
exceptional exhibition that the Aga Khan Museum has organized in Toronto. By creating “Syria:
A Living History”, the Museum has responded to what I believe can be deemed among the most
significant and serious events in recent years. This exhibition, and the programs around it, are

Historic Pluralism Headquarters Launch in Ottawa Anchoring Canada as Global Hub for Dialogue 2017-05-16

Historic Pluralism headquarters launch in Ottawa, anchoring Canada as global hub for dialogue. Credit: Marc Fowler (CNW Group/Gl

OTTAWA, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The Global Centre for Pluralism, a major international institution for research and dialogue about the value of diversity, has officially opened its permanent headquarters in a historic building in Ottawa at a ceremony with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and His Highness the Aga Khan.

John Baird: The noble work of the Aga Khan

The Aga Khan smiles during a meeting, May 12, 2008

John Baird: The noble work of the Aga Khan should not be tarnished by this Canadian political scandal

His Highness the Aga Khan is a remarkable human being and a force for pluralism in a world besieged by tyranny. At 80 years of age, he is now the longest living spiritual leader in the Islamic world, and a jewel for Canada as our own honourary citizen. His statesmanship has shaped the course of history — in the midst of the Cold War, he bridged Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva in his relentless pursuit for peace.

The Aga Khan Visits UCSF to Strengthen Partnership to Advance Global Health 2011-04-28

The Aga Khan joins Haile Debas (left), senior global health advisor and chancellor emeritus and Tippi MacKenzie (right),

His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, visited the University of California, San Francisco on April 26 to gain insight into the driving forces behind UCSF’s excellence in research and education, and to deepen the partnership between UCSF and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He was also awarded the UCSF Medal, the University’s equivalent of an honorary degree, by Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan was honored by the Foreign Policy Association with FPA Medal 2017-05-03

Hazar Imam with John McNee and Adrienne Clarkson at the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa, Canada

John McNee, Secretary General, Global Centre for Pluralism received the FPA Medal on behalf of
His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, founder of Global Centre for Pluralism in
New York, May 3rd, 2017

The Aga Khan Visits UCSF to Strengthen Partnership to Advance Global Health 2011-04-28

Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman presents His Highness the Aga Khan with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal,

UCSF Awards Medals to Three Health Innovators for Outstanding Contributions

April 28, 2011

Three distinguished individuals were recognized on April 26 with the UCSF Medal – the University’s highest honor – to acknowledge those who have made outstanding contributions in areas associated with the University’s mission.

The UCSF Medal was presented at the 2011 Founders Day banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco.

Telia sells Tajik operations to Aga Khan's development fund 2017-04-26

H.H Aga Khan IV

* Telia sells Tajik stake * Says sees lower Uzbek settlement, at $1 bln * Q1 earnings in line with forecasts (Adds CEO comment, detail, shares) STOCKHOLM, April 26 (Reuters) - Nordic telecom operator Telia Company has agreed to sell its Tajik operations to the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, taking a step closer to withdrawing from its troubled Central Asian business.

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Bamyan Provincial Hospital, Afghanistan 2017-04-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan delivers her speech at the Inauguration of the Bamyan Provincial Hospital.  2017-04-26


Your Excellency Second Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Sarwar Danesh,
Your Excellency Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firozuddin Firoz,
Your Excellency Minister of Public Works, Engineer Mahmoud Baligh,
Your Excellency, Governor Mohamed Tahir Zohair,
Your Excellency Ambassador Kenneth Neufeld,
Your Excellency Ambassador François Richier,
distinguished guests,
ladies and gentlemen,

Speech (in French) by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Bamako Park in Mali 2008-04-25

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses guests at the Inauguration of the Bamako Park.  2008-04-25


Son Excellence Monsieur le Président de la République,
Monsieur le Premier Ministre,
Messieurs les Ministres,
Excellences, Messieurs les Représentants du corps diplomatique et des organisations internationales accréditées au Mali,
Monsieur le Maire de Bamako,
Mesdames et Messieurs,


Princess Zahra attends Bamyan hospital inaugurated with Canada, France and AKDN support

Bamyan Hospital inaugurated by Princess Zahra  2017-04-24

standard hospital was inaugurated in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan after the project was completed with the support of the Canada, France, and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

According to the local government officials, the hospital has been built and equipped with a total cost of $22.8 million. It is a 141-bed state-of-the-art hospital will transform the lives of 450,000 Afghans – many of them are women and children

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Annual meeting of the International Baccalaureate 2008-04-18

His Highness the Aga Khan, speaks at the annual meeting of the International Baccalaureate as Ms Monique Seefried, Chairman, IB

Dr. Monique Seefried, Chairman of the IB Board of Governors
Members of the Board of Governors
Mr. Jeffrey Beard, Director General of the IB
Educators and Students from the IB Community
Distinguished Guests

What a great privilege it is for me to be with you today - I have looked forward to this gathering for a long time. And I am particularly grateful to Monique Seefried for her generous introduction, and for so beautifully describing both the local and the global context in which we meet.

This is a particularly significant occasion for me, for several reasons.

Presentation of the title of Honorary Citizen of the Islamic Community of Timbuktu and an Honorary Doctorate from the University

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking outside the Djingarey Ber Mosque in Timbuktu. 2008-04-24

Minister, General Kafougouna Koné,
Regional Governor, Colonel Mamadou Togola,
Mayor Ould Mahmoud,
Imam ben Essayouti of the Djingareyber Mosque,
Imams of the Sankoré and Sidi Yahya Mosques,
Grand Qadi of Timbuktu,
Honoured guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me first of all to thank Minister Koné, Mayor Said Ould Mahmoud, and Imam ben Essayouti for their very kind words.

Hazar Imam welcomed to Russia by Foreign Minister Lavrov 2017-04-19

Hazar Imam meets with Foreign Minister Lavrov and othe Russian officials in Moscow  2017-04-19

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim Community, Moscow, April 20, 2017

(translator's words)

Your Majesty the Prince,

We are most happy to welcome you to Moscow. And first of all I had like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the forthcoming anniversary. The 11th of July 2017 will mark 60th anniversary of your mission as the Spiritual Leader and Imam of the Muslim community of Ismailis Nizari.

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