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Saturday, 2016, May 21Pontifical 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
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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.

Wednesday, 2008, May 21Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan visited the future site of the Serena Hotel in Ghulkin - 2008-05-21

2008, may 21: Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan visited the future site of the Serena Hotel in Ghulkin. [Photo] [More]

Friday, 2004, May 21OTTAWA - AGA KHAN TO BUILD A CENTRE FOR PLURALISM - 2004-05-21
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He didn't attract as much attention as the Dalai Lama. He rarely does. But by the time he had slipped in and out of Ottawa on his private jet, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Imami Ismaili Muslims, had given the city, and the country, a major gift. The Geneva-born imam, who is now based just outside Paris, has announced the creation of the Global Centre for Pluralism, which will be based in Ottawa.

Friday, 2004, May 21Aga Khan announces think-tank for Ottawa: Spiritual leader lauds Canada as an example of a civil society not bound by language, race or religion - OTTAWA - AGA KHAN TO BUILD A CENTRE FOR PLURALISM - 2004-05-21
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He didn't attract as much attention as the Dalai Lama. He rarely does. But by the time he had slipped in and out of Ottawa on his private jet, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Imami Ismaili Muslims, had given the city, and the country, a major gift.
The Geneva-born imam, who is now based just outside Paris, has announced the creation of the Global Centre for Pluralism, which will be based in Ottawa.

Friday, 2004, May 21Globe And Mail 2 - OTTAWA - AGA KHAN TO BUILD A CENTRE FOR PLURALISM - 2004-05-21
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Canada has successfully constructed a public sphere predicated on the ethic of respect for human dignity. It recognizes and builds on difference, enables a spirit of compromise and consensus in public and legislative policies, and marks out a healthy space for the role of civil society as a sound (indeed, essential) bulwark for democratic processes.

Friday, 2004, May 21Aga Khan underscores need for democracy - 2004-05-21
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Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network, has outlined the need to recognize the fragility of democracy as a form of governance , its virtues in advancing human development, and the necessity for a better understanding of the Islamic world.

Friday, 2004, May 21Tajikistan: Dreaming of the Mountains - TAJIKISTAN: DREAMING OF THE MOUNTAINS - 2004-05-21
oshaq is the highest peak in Afghanistan and the second highest peak in the Hindu Kush Range at 7,492 m.
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Resettlement programme in trouble as migrants ask to go back to their old homes in the mountains.
By Boris Khairuddinov and Zafar Abdullaev in Dushanbe and Beshkent (RCA No. 286, 21-May-04)

Three years after the government of Tajikistan resettled hundreds of people to develop an arid region in the south of the country, many of the settlers want to go back to their old homes in the mountains because they say the experiment has failed.

Friday, 2004, May 21TAJIKISTAN: DREAMING OF THE MOUNTAINS - 2004-05-21

Three years after the government of Tajikistan resettled hundreds of people to develop an arid region in the south of the country, many of the settlers want to go back to their old homes in the mountains because they say the experiment has failed. 'I dream of returning to my village in the Pamirs,' said Zubaida Gushirova, a nurse who is one of the settlers who suddenly found themselves living in the semi-desert lowlands after a lifetime in Badakhshan, a high-altitude region sometimes called the 'roof of the world'.

Friday, 2004, May 21Aga Khan speaks on Canada's role in preventing the failure of democracy - OTTAWA - AGA KHAN TO BUILD A CENTRE FOR PLURALISM - 2004-05-21
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Democracy can fail anywhere, at any time, in any society ...for it is self-evident, in Europe and across the globe, that the existence of political parties and elections do not alone produce stable governments or competent leadership.'

Friday, 2004, May 21Globe And Mail 1 - OTTAWA - AGA KHAN TO BUILD A CENTRE FOR PLURALISM - 2004-05-21
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The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of millions of Ismaili Muslims, says an international centre to promote pluralism will be established in Ottawa.
The wealthy philanthropist, known for his support of development projects in poor Asian and African nations, said yesterday Canada is an ideal place for a secular and non-denominational Global Centre for Pluralism because of this country's rich cultural mosaic and strong democratic tradition.

The centre will conduct research and develop education programs, he said.

Wednesday, 2003, May 21 - Tuesday, 2003, May 27Point de Vue - MORT D'UN PHILANTROPE - 2003-05-21

Il était le demi-frère d'Ali Khan, mais sa vie aura été d'une plus grande discrétion. Si le prince Sadruddin a défrayé la chronique lors de son premier mariage avec le mannequin Nina Dyer en ao-t 1957, il ne fut ensuite plus question de lui dans les pages mondaines. Car l'homme, très vite, donna à sa vie une orientation sérieuse, profonde, loin des flashs des paparazzi.

Wednesday, 2003, May 21MORT D'UN PHILANTROPE - 2003-05-21

Il était le demi-frère d'Ali Khan, mais sa vie aura été d'une plus grande discrétion. Si le prince Sadruddin a défrayé la chronique lors de son premier mariage avec le mannequin Nina Dyer en ao

Wednesday, 2003, May 21Nation - GROUP PLANS AIDS RESOURCE CENTRE - 2003-05-21
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The Aga Khan Development Network will soon establish an Aids resource centre in East Africa.
The centre will assist staff members and communities in health, education and commercial sectors in addressing the Aids pandemic, the Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) regional chief executive officer, Mr Arif Necky, said yesterday.

Speaking in Nairobi, Mr Necky said the network would involve rural communities, especially in the Coast Province, schools, staff and their families in the programme.

Wednesday, 2003, May 21GROUP PLANS AIDS RESOURCE CENTRE - 2003-05-21

Nation (Kenya) - The centre will assist staff members and communities in health, education and commercial sectors in addressing the Aids pandemic, the Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) regional chief executive officer, Mr Arif Necky, said yesterday.

Wednesday, 2003, May 21International - The News - KASHMIR IN FOCUS - 2003-05-09
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President General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday said Pakistan welcomed the recent thaw in relations with India, reiterating the country stands for peace in the region.
'Pakistan stands for peace in South Asia and the peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues with India including the core issue of Kashmir through a meaningful dialogue based on sovereign equality,' President Musharraf told top commanders who participated in the day-long 85th Corps Commanders Conference at General Headquarters (GHQ). He said Pakistan would never sideline the Kashmir issue.

Monday, 1990, May 21Event - 1990-05-21

Mowlana Shah Karim and the Rt. Hon. Lynda Chalker, Britain's Minister for Overseas Development, toured the exhibition entitled 'Hands accross the World' at the Zamana Gallery which gave a fresh look at global cooperation illustrating the work of the Aga Khan Foundation and its partners in Asia and Africa. Hazar Imam spoke about widespread environmental and health problems The Minister spoke of local community involvement and sustainability. Hazar Imam said: 'Scepticism and aid weariness notwithstanding, development can and does take place. Poor people in the Third World will take initiative.

Monday, 1990, May 21SPEECH BY RT HON. LYNDA CHALKER at The AKF EXHIBITION in London - 1990-05-21

Your Highness, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Monday, 1990, May 21AGA KHAN NETWORK INSTITUTIONS & BRITAIN IN JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS - 1990-05-21

Mowlana Hazar Imam hosted the Rt.Hon.Lynda Chalker, Britain's Minister for Overseas Development, at the Ismaili Centre's Zamana Gallery in London on May 21, 1990.
Mowlana Hazar Imam and the minister toured an exhibition at the gallery entitle 'Hands Across the World' which illustrates the work of the Aga Khan Foundation and its partners in Asia and Africa.

Monday, 1990, May 21H. H. The Aga KhanS ADDRESS AT THE HANDS ACROSS THE WORLD EXHIBITION - 1990-05-21

Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Guests,

Sunday, 1961, May 21Event - 1961-05-21

Arrived in Uganda.


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