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Global Centre for Pluralism Announces the 2019 Global Pluralism Award Winners 2019-10-15

Hazar Imam with GCP Award winner and Princess Zahra  2019-11-20

Deborah Ahenkorah (Ghana), the Center for Social Integrity (Myanmar) and 'Learning History That Is Not Yet History' (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia) recognized as outstanding leaders promoting inclusion worldwide

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OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Today, the Global Centre for Pluralism announced the three winners of the 2019

His Highness the Aga Khan conferred with the Keys of the City of Porto 2019-05-02

The Mayor of Porto Mr Rui Moreira presents His Highness the Aga Khan with the Keys to the City of Porto AKDN / 4See  2019-05-02

Porto, Portugal 2 May 2019 – The Mayor of Porto Mr Rui Moreira today conferred His Highness the Aga Khan with the Keys to the City of Porto. The presentation occurred in the presence of His Highness’s brother Prince Amyn Aga Khan, the President of the Municipal Assembly of Porto, Mr Miguel Pereira Leite as well as a distinguished audience which included members of the diplomatic corps, government and parliament representatives, cultural leaders and civil society representatives as well as representatives from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

H.H. the Aga Khan conferred highest academic honours from Canadian universities in unprecedented joint ceremony 2018-10-18

SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini and UBC President Santo Ono congratulate His Highn

Vancouver, Canada, October 19, 2018 – In an historic ceremony today attended by Her Honour the Honourable Lieutenant-Governor Janet Austin of British Columbia and Honourable Premier John Horgan, 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), was conferred with honorary Doctors of Laws – the highest academic award - from both the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU).

His Highness the Aga Khan honoured with Lifetime Achievemnet Award from Asia Society 2017-11-01

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2017 Awardees
November 1, 2017 • New York City

On August 8, 2017, Asia Society announced this year's recipients of the Asia Game Changer Awards, which recognize those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world. Asia Society is proud to partner with Citi to honor these extraordinary individuals and organizations, continuing a tradition begun with the inauguration of the Asia Game Changer Awards four years ago.

His Highness The Aga Khan recognized as Champion for Global Change by UNA-USA and the United Nations Foundation 2017-09-12

H.H. The Aga Khan with former Secretary-General of United Nations Kofi Annan

In recognition of the role individuals, organizations, and corporations play in supporting the work of the United Nations to advance global peace and prosperity, UNA-USA and the United Nations Foundation honor recipients of the Global Leadership Awards at the annual Global Leadership Dinner in New York City.
Recognized as one of New York's top events, the Global Leadership Dinner  is distinguished by A-list attendance representing the highest levels of the diplomatic, business, government, philanthropic, media, entertainment, and social sectors.

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in Portugal has honoured Mawlana Hazar Imam with a doctorate honoris causa 2017-07-20

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Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in Portugal is honouring Mawlana Hazar Imam with a doctorate honoris causa that was presented to him on Thursday, 20 July 2017.

In his acceptance remarks, Hazar Imam said, "I have always felt at home in Portugal and now ever more so since the signing in 2015 of an historic agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and the Portuguese Republic to establish the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in this country. An important milestone in the 1400 year history of the Ismaili Imamat."

Hazar Imam in Paris at the Quay d'Orsay where John Kerry received the Legion d'Honneur 2016-12-10


US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke Saturday of the need for the world to stand firm against authoritarian populism and for the rule of law as he received France's highest decoration.

At the onset of his remarks, Secretary Kerry paid tribute to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan for being an influential champion for peace around the world.

John-kerry-hugging-aga-khan“Your Highness, thank you so much.

My friend, the Aga Khan, I am deeply appreciative for our friendship and for your efforts for peace around the world.”

Hazar Imam to receive Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

H.H. The Aga Khan with Adrienne Clarkson former Governor General of Canada

Toronto, 19 September 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam will receive the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on the evening of Wednesday, 21 September in Toronto. As part of the ceremony, Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a speech that will be webcast live on TheIsmaili.org at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Nobel Institute on Democratic Development, Pluralism and Civil Society


Madame Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen

I thank the Government of Norway and Minister Johnson for the invitation to speak here this morning and for her generous words of introduction. Madame Minister, the exchanges we have enjoyed since we met yesterday has been highly constructive.

I am particularly honoured to be speaking at the Nobel Institute, respected worldwide for its promotion and recognition of exceptional endeavours to reduce human conflict.

French Government Bestows Honors for Contributions to Culture - 2010-11-09

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Paris, France, 9 November 2010 - The French Republic betowed the title of "Commandeur dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres." To H. H. the Aga Khan as well as "Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres" to His Brother Prince Amyn.

Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Wins People's Choice Award! 2010-05-13


The 2010 People’s Choice Award went to The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, designed by Maki and Associates and Moriyama and Teshima Architects.

Chosen from among this year’s winners of design excellence awards, the award was announced during the OAA’s recent celebration of excellence in Windsor.

Cambridge Honorary Degrees 2009 - 2009-02-11

2009, february 11: Cambridge Honorary Degrees 2009 - The University of Cambridge has today announced the names of 12 distinguished people, to be submitted for approval to the Regent House for the conferment of honorary degrees. Among those submitted are: His Highness Prince Karim Al-Hussayni, the Aga Khan (Doctor of Divinity). It is expected that that the honorary doctorates will be conferred at a Congregation to be held on Friday, 12 June.


2007, September 4:It was among nine projects that split the $500,000 Aga Khan award, awarded every three years and founded by philanthropist Prince Karim Aga Khan in 1977 to recognize and encourage designs that met 'the needs and aspirations of Muslim societies'. [Speech] [Press Release] [Reuters] [AFP] [Hindu News Service] [Reuters] [Bernama] [Photos] [Inhabitat] [Architectural Record] [More Photos]


2007, August 15: President Mwai Kibaki awarded him 'The Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya' during a ceremony at a State banquet in the Aga Khan's honour, according to a statement. [New Vision]

Sankore Madrasah awards the Aga Khan an Honorary Degree - 2008-04-24

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

2008, April 24: Discours de Son Altesse l'Aga Khan après la Cérémonie de remise des diplômes de ' Citoyen d'honneur de la Oumma islamique ', de ' Docteur Honoris Causa ' de l'université de Sankoré et de ' Citoyen d'honneur de la Commune de Tombouctou ' [Discours]

His Highness the Aga Khan has been honoured by the National University of Ireland - 2008-06-30

2008, June 30: His Highness the Aga Khan has been honoured by the National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth, for his work against poverty and in promoting religious understanding. The renowned racehorse breeder and spiritual leader of the world's Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims received an honorary doctorate from the Chancellor of the NUI, Dr Garret FitzGerald. The Aga Khan, who part owns some of Europe's leading stud farms, is the first member of the Islamic community to be honoured in the history of NUI.

H.H. The Aga Khan Recieves distinction of Doctor of Divinity - 2009-06-12


2009, June 12: Cambridge, U.K. Prince Aga Khan was recognised with the distinction of Doctor of Divinity for his work in promoting healthcare and education in developing countries at the Cambridge University.

France Honours Aga Khan with Title of Grand Mecene et Grand Donateur - 2009-05-28


The French Minister of Culture Awarded H.H. The Aga Khan with a great distinction.

Christine Albanel a remis, le 28 mai, les distinctions de « Grand Mécène » et de « Grand Donateur » du ministère de la Culture à Son Altesse l'Aga Khan IV. L'Aga Khan est le 49e imam héréditaire des musulmans chiites ismaéliens, chef spirituel d'une communauté de 15 millions de personnes réparties dans vingt-cinq pays sur les cinq continents. Un mécénat exceptionnel en faveur du domaine de Chantilly.

Aga Khan To Receive Honorary Canadian Citizenship - 2009-06-19


Canada will grant the Aga Khan honorary citizenship - It has been given to four others: Swedish diplomat and Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg (posthumously in 1985); former South Africa president and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela (2001); the Dalai Lama (2006); and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (2007), a Nobel laureate who has spent most of the last 20 years under house arrest in her native Myanmar.

Aga Khan Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta - 2009-06-09


His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta on June 9th in recognition of his efforts to improve the lives of millions of the world's poorest people and build a global
culture of tolerance.

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