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The Aga Khan looking to win his first Eclipse with Vadeni 2022-06-29

His Highness The Aga Khan IV

By supplementing his impressive Prix du Jockey Club winner Vadeni for Saturday’s race, the Aga Khan has the opportunity to win the Eclipse Stakes for the first time. In his many years as owner and breeder, the Aga Khan has won all of Britain’s other top all-aged middle-distance races - the Coronation Cup, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, King George, Juddmonte International and Champion Stakes - at least once, but never the Eclipse.

Address by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the 2022 UCA graduation ceremony 2022-06-22

Princess Zahra addressing the the UCA Class of 2022 in Naryn  2022-06-22

Bismillah ir Rehman ir Rahim

Your Excellency the Governor of GBAO, Alisher Mirzanobot,

Your Excellency the Governor of Naryn, Sabyrkul Ashimbaev,

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, and Members of the Board,

Rector Sohail Naqvi,

Dean Maxim Khomyakov and the Faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences,

Generous donors and friends of UCA around the world,

Parents and family members,

Distinguished guests,

And dear graduates of the class of 2022,

Parents and family members,

Distinguished guests,

And dear graduates of the class of 2022,

Prix ​​du Jockey-Club: the colt Vadeni offers a 9th coronation to the Aga Khan 2022-06-05

Vadeni with jockey Soumillon won the Qatar Prix du Jockey

Waiting in the peloton, Vadeni took the lead at the post for the last 400 meters then left his pursuers on the spot 100 meters from the goal to win very easily without his jockey needing to solicit him.

With a clenched fist and arm raised to the sky, Christophe Soumillon said at Equidia’s microphone, with a smile on his face: “When I saw that William Buick absolutely wanted to go ahead, I waited. My horse took the lead a bit early on and went completely flat. That’s awesome, I didn’t think he was going to do that“.

Holy Talika on occasion of Idd-ul-Fitr in 2020

Hazar Imam sends blessings for Idd-ul-Fitr

My beloved spiritual children,

On the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, I send my special loving blessings to my Jamats throughout the world for your happiness, peace, safety, and good health. My family joins me in wishing you all Eid Mubarak.

Remarks by Princess Zahra interview at State Bank of Pakistan Event - Banking on Equality 2020-12-20


Princess Zahra - Zoom Interview/ remarks
December 21, 20201

PRINCESS ZAHRA AGA KHAN attended Monday 21st December 2020 on the State Bank of Pakistan Gender Equality Webinar.

Princess Zahra was interviewed by the moderator Dr. Amita Zaidi - President of Gender Equality, Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation

Foundation stone laid for Tanzanian cancer care centre, 1.7m to benefit 2022-04-10

Honorable Ummy Ally Mwalimu, Minister of Health of the United Republic of Tanzania and Princess Zahra laid the foundation stone

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 10 April 2022 – The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam laid the foundation stone for its state-of-the-art cancer care centre, which will serve as a key hub for the innovative Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project (TCCP). The Project, launched by the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) in January 2020, has the goal of reducing cancer morbidity and mortality in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza.

Greek President visits Ismaili Centre, Lisbon 2022-04-03

Greek President visits Centro Ismaili Lisboa  2022-04-03

The President of Greece, Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou, visited the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, during her three-day trip to Portugal last week. She was welcomed to the Centre by Princess Zahra and Prince Hussain.

At the Ismaili Centre, President Sakellaropoulou also met with Portugal’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Francisco André, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN. Ms Sakellaropoulou, the first woman to be elected President of Greece, has been in office since March 2020.

PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN @ blood donation 2022-03-26

Prince Hussain (centre) joins Jamati, AKDN, and Government leaders (L to R): José da Câmara, President of the local parish of Sã

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Lisbon, Portugal 2022-march 26:

Ismaili CIVIC Portugal hosted a blood donation campaign today at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon. The Portuguese Minister for Health and Prince Hussain attended the pop-up clinic, organised to boost blood reserves in the country.

Service and volunteering have long been part of Ismaili tradition, as has the recognition of the sanctity of human life. In the Qur’an, it is stated that “Whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity.” (5:32)

Aga Khan Academy exemplifies partnership between AKDN and Mozambique 2022-03-19

Prince Rahim Aga Khan addressing guests at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo on 19 March 2022. AKDN / Akbar Hakim

Maputo, Mozambique, 19 March 2022 – The Aga Khan Academy Maputo, a new academic centre of excellence, was inaugurated today by the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi together with the President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in the presence of Prince Rahim Aga Khan, representing His Highness the Aga Khan.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan visits Mozambique 2022-03-18

Prince Rahim is welcomed to the Presidential Palace in Maputo, by Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique. [PhotoO: Akbar Hakim/IP

Prince Rahim arrived in Maputo on Wednesday night for a three-day visit, during which he will meet senior state officials and leaders of the Jamat, and attend the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo.

Prince Rahim’s visit began at the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Welfare for a meeting with Minister Nyeleti Brooke Mondlane. The Minister congratulated Prince Rahim on the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo, as she fondly recalled her childhood, when she and her siblings attended Aga Khan schools in neighbouring Tanzania.

Challenges of climate change, health, and nutrition in Pakistan 2022-03-07


Climate change and extreme weather events are contributing to a wide range of health and food security risks around the world. These threats are particularly severe in low- and middle-income countries like Pakistan that are often the least able to respond. This calls for urgent and proactive actions to meet the many challenges posed by climate change whilst achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 in Pakistan.

VIDEO: http://ismaili.net/timeline/2022/2022-03-07-prince-rahim.mp4

Over 600 students awarded degrees at global convocation of AKU


KARACHI: More than 600 students in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda graduated from the Aga Khan University (AKU) in a live-streamed global convocation ceremony that was watched by viewers around the world.

During the live session, the varsity commits to becoming carbon neutral in its operations by 2030. It will be among the first institutions in Pakistan and East Africa to achieve carbon neutrality.

Global Centre for Pluralism announces 2021 Global Pluralism Award Winners 2022-02-23

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Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel (Israel), Namati Kenya (Kenya) and Puja Kapai (Hong Kong) awarded for outstanding achievements in promoting inclusion worldwide

Prince Rahim met with United Nations Secretary General Mr António Guterres at the UN’s Headquarters in New York

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Prince Rahim Aga Khan.

Prince Rahim conveyed special greetings from Mawlana Hazar Imam, which the Secretary General warmly reciprocated.

During the meeting, Mr Guterres and Prince Rahim spoke about the longstanding partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network and the United Nations, and discussed ways in which to enhance collaboration between the agencies of the two institutions to improve the quality of life of marginalised communities in particular, in Asia and Africa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo De Sousa in Lisbon

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets Portuguese President in Lisbon

Mawlana Hazar Imam met with His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, in Lisbon on 4 February 2022.

During their meeting, Hazar Imam and President Marcelo spoke about several matters of mutual interest, including the presence and activities of the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network in Portugal, Portuguese-speaking countries, and around the world.

Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined at the meeting by Princess Zahra and her daughter Miss Sara Boyden.

Prince Rahim and Portuguese President meet in Lisbon 2021-12-25

Prince Rahim and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in Lisbon. AKDN / Rui Ochoa

Lisbon, Portugal, 25 December 2021 - Prince Rahim met with His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, at the Presidential Palace.

At the meeting, Prince Rahim conveyed to the President and the people of Portugal Season’s Greetings and best wishes for the new year. The President and Prince Rahim acknowledged the strong relationship between the Ismaili Imamat and Portugal and spoke about the presence and activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Portugal, Portuguese-speaking countries, and globally.

AKTC rejuvenated Nizamuddin Basti project wins two UNESCO heritage awards

Chausath Khamba conservation works in Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi, India. Pic courtesy AKTC

New Delhi, December 2

In double joy for India, a project on holistic urban revitalisation of the historic Nizamuddin Basti community in Delhi, has brought laurels for the country in two categories in this year's UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The project has won the prestigious Award of Excellence, and another award in the Special Recognition for Sustainable Development category, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan attends Tajikistan's 30th Anniversary of Independence Commemoration at UNESCO 2021-10-14

Prince Rahim Aga Khan at a cultural celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of Tajikistan’s independence at UNESCO’s H.Q. AKDN

Paris, France, 14 October 2021 - Prince Rahim Aga Khan attended a cultural celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of Tajikistan’s independence, held at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, in the presence of the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon. Prince Rahim conveyed His Highness the Aga Khan's warmest greetings and congratulations, and affirmed the Aga Khan Development Network’s commitment to Tajikistan’s peace and prosperity.

Speech by Prince Amyn Muhammad at the 2021 Aga Khan Museum Annual Lapis Ball held remotely 2021-10-01

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October 1, 2021

Lapis Digital Benefit 2021

Speech by Prince Amyn Mohammed

It is my great pleasure to welcome you today to the Aga Khan Museum’s Annual Lapis Digital Benefit. When we held this event last year, we could not have known that this year too, we would have to celebrate remotely, once again.

However, celebrate we will.

Despite all the many challenges of the past year, the Museum has achieved so much. I believe in fostering intercultural understanding and dialogue and all of that of course with the generous support of so many.

Princess Zahra Pavilion opened at AKU Karachi

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

Today September 6th, 2021 The New Private Wing Complex known as the Princess Zahra Pavilion was opened at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Princess Zahra delivered remotely the address at a special ceremony which was hosted by President Firoz Rassul and various donors

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