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The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while preserving the planet.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while preserving the planet.
This is our SDG Moment
This is our SDG Moment
25 September 2022

Action, ambition, and hope were on display this week as world leaders joined United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Amanda Gorman, and others for the annual SDG Moment at the UN headquarters in New York. Projected onto the big screens this year were Prince Hussain’s photographs depicting the beauty and fragility of the natural world.

Celebrating 50a

Video: Celebrating 50 - Episode one
25 September 2022

Join host Mursal Bahri for the first instalment of Celebrating 50, a special behind-the-scenes look at this week's commemorative events taking place across Canada. Day one includes highlights from the Municipal Honours ceremony held in Toronto.

Mawlana Hazar Imam awarded Municipal Honours in Toronto
Mawlana Hazar Imam awarded Municipal Honours in Toronto
24 September 2022

The Key to the City of Toronto was awarded to Mawlana Hazar Imam at a special ceremony hosted today at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto, during which a segment of Wynford Drive was ceremonially named Aga Khan Boulevard.

Prince Amyn accepted the honours on behalf of Hazar Imam and thanked Mayor John Tory and the City of Toronto for the special gesture.

Hundreds of Ismaili CIVIC volunteers, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Boy Scouts, are providing relief to the flood-affected areas in Pakistan.
Hundreds of Ismaili CIVIC volunteers, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Boy Scouts, are providing relief to the flood-affected areas in Pakistan.
Ismaili CIVIC assists with flood-relief efforts in Pakistan
Ismaili CIVIC assists with flood-relief efforts in Pakistan
24 September 2022

As rehabilitation efforts continue in Pakistan, Ismaili CIVIC volunteers continue to support affected individuals and the communities in which they reside – demonstrating a commitment to Islam’s core values of service, peace, compassion and care for the vulnerable.

A Global call to action from a history of service: Ismaili CIVIC
A Global call to action from a history of service: Ismaili CIVIC
24 September 2022

The tradition of service and volunteering in the Ismaili community is one rooted in a 1400-year history. The giving of one’s time, effort, and resources for the development of both the community and wider society is a core value of the faith, and its many expressions have been an essential part of the community’s history, well-being, and identity.

The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night. The Aga Khan Centre in London, inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 2018, is the permanent home of The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night. The Aga Khan Centre in London, inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 2018, is the permanent home of The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
IIS appoints new Director
IIS appoints new Director
21 September 2022

After having served for 34 years in leadership positions, including the past 12 years as Co-Director of The Institute of Ismaili Studies (“IIS”), Dr Farhad Daftary has decided to step down from his management roles in early January 2023. Dr Daftary will not be retiring from IIS, but will continue his scholarly research, writing and teaching activities at IIS indefinitely.

The new AKDN website sports a fresher look, an enhanced user experience, and better supports visual imagery.
The new AKDN website sports a fresher look, an enhanced user experience, and better supports visual imagery.
AKDN launches new website
AKDN launches new website
19 September 2022

The Aga Khan Development Network is excited to announce the launch of its new website, which features a redesign and new visual identity.

Prince Rahim represents Mawlana Hazar Imam at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
Prince Rahim represents Mawlana Hazar Imam at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
18 September 2022

Following an invitation from Buckingham Palace, Mawlana Hazar Imam requested Prince Rahim to represent him at the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which took place today. Prince Rahim attended the Committal Ceremony held at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

Ismaili CIVIC volunteers in the Far East partnered with local organisations to plant trees in Singapore.
Ismaili CIVIC volunteers in the Far East partnered with local organisations to plant trees in Singapore.
Volunteers gear up for Global Ismaili CIVIC Day 2022
Volunteers gear up for Global Ismaili CIVIC Day 2022
17 September 2022

On 25 September, the worldwide Ismaili community will unite in a concerted effort to improve the quality of life in our neighbourhoods and societies through Environmental Stewardship.

TEDx UCA Naryn advocates for “less is more”
TEDx UCA Naryn advocates for “less is more”
12 September 2022

The concept of minimalism promotes seeking meaning and happiness from life without accumulating excess material possessions. At this year’s TEDx conference in Naryn, speakers shared their insights on this concept from philosophical, ecological, financial, and linguistic perspectives.

The ABC programme provides much-needed skills enhancement in a socially fragile environment.
The ABC programme provides much-needed skills enhancement in a socially fragile environment.
Enhancing skills amid change in Afghanistan
Enhancing skills amid change in Afghanistan
12 September 2022

When done right, skills development can improve productivity and reduce unemployment, thereby helping to enhance quality of life. In Afghanistan, volunteers from Canada and elsewhere are helping the Jamat to acquire the right skills to thrive in a changing environment.

A bright light amid the darkness
A bright light amid the darkness
7 September 2022

My blindness is not my weakness, but my greatest strength. I could see one day, but the next I could not. Once I realized I would be blind for the rest of my life, the challenge placed before me cultivated a strong motivation. I wanted to learn new and diverse ways of doing things. Each barrier became a challenge, and each challenge an invitation to overcome.

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