Speeches

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at Graduation Ceremony of the Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) Programme at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Graduation ceremony at Sciences Po, Paris
15 June 2007
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at The Enabling Environment Conference, as President Hamid Karzai and Prince Amyn look on.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Enabling Environment Conference, Kabul
3 June 2007

"By civil society, I mean a realm of activity which is neither governmental nor commercial, institutions designed to advance the public good, but powered by private energies. They include non-commercial, non-governmental entities in fields such as education, health, science and research. They embrace professional, commercial, labour, ethnic and arts associations, and others devoted to religion, communication, and the environment."

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Mr. Elvio Ubaldi, Mayor of Parma, inaugurated "Splendori a Corte", an exhibition of rare art and manuscripts from the Aga Khan Museum collections being shown at the Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at Splendori a Corte exhibition
29 March 2007

“I warmly thank the Foundation Parma Capitale della Musica for giving the Aga Khan Trust for Culture the opportunity to share with you, in this great city and this great country of unique cultural wealth, a small sample of the cultural assets of the Islamic world, and to try to build new forces of pride and respect for the cultural manifestations of the Islamic world at a global level.”

Address by His Highness the Aga Khan at the AKU Convocation in Karachi, 2006
5 December 2006

“Many observers describe this new world as the “Knowledge Society” - contrasting it with the Industrial Societies or the Agricultural Societies of the past. In this new era, the predominant source of influence will stem from information, intelligence and insight rather than physical power or natural resources.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the opening ceremony of the Kampala Serena hotel.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the official opening of the Kampala Serena hotel
10 November 2006
Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Rahmanov of Tajikistan (right), and Second Vice President Abdul Karim Khalili of Afghanistan (left) at the inauguration of the new Ishkashim Bridge across the Panj River.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the inauguration of the Ishkashim bridge
31 October 2006
Mawlana Hazar Imam giving the laudatory address for Viktor Yushchenko, President of The Ukraine, at the 2006 Die Quadriga Award Ceremony.
Laudatory remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Die Quadriga Award ceremony
3 October 2006
Mawlana Hazar Imam, speaking at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, on 22 September 2006.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the AKA, Hyderabad
22 September 2006
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the commencement address at the American University in Cairo.
Address by His Highness the Aga Khan at the American University in Cairo
15 June 2006
Address by His Highness the Aga Khan at the graduation ceremony at Columbia University, USA
15 May 2006
Mawlana Hazar Imam addressing the guests at the inauguration ceremony for the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) in Kabul.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the inauguration of FMIC
8 April 2006
His Highness the Aga Khan makes his acceptance remarks at the Royal Foundation ceremony in Toledo.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Royal Toledo foundation award ceremony
2 March 2006