French edition of a new book- Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humaniste et Visionnaire – a Biography by Diana Miserez

The biography of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan has been published very recently, in January in Great Britain and in March in Switzerland. Both language versions are shortly to feature in a launch at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

 

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humaniste et Visionnaire

Auteur: Diana Miserez

Format 16,5 x 24 cm

Nombre de pages 408

34,00 CHF

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Résumé et quatrième de couverture

Homme parmi les plus remarquables de notre époque, Aga Khan, né à Paris, a longuement servi les Nations Unies aux plus hauts niveaux. Sa famille fuit la France en mai 1940 et Sadruddin est scolarisé en Suisse. Plus tard, il accomplit des missions pour le HCR et l’UNESCO. Devenu haut- commissaire pour les réfugiés, au moment d’exodes importants en Afrique, Amérique latine et Asie qui nécessitaient de nouvelles approches, il se distingua particulièrement dans sa fonction. Ses dons diplomatiques s’avérèrent indispensables dans les situations critiques. Visionnaire sur l’état du monde et la situation des réfugiés, Sadruddin décrit et prévoit quarante ans plus tôt les exodes de masse actuels. Passionné par la nature, tout comme fortement engagé sur la question de la menace nucléaire, il organisa des colloques internationaux d’importance sur ces sujets. Il mit également sur pied de nombreux projets en faveur des Alpes dans les sept pays de l’Arc alpin. Jusqu’à sa mort, sa préoccupation demeura le sort des populations dans les pays pauvres.

Summary and back cover

One of the most remarkable man of our time, Aga Khan, born in Paris, served the United Nations at the highest levels. His family fled France in May 1940 and Sadruddin was educated in Switzerland. Later, he accomplished missions for UNHCR and UNESCO. He became High Commissioner for refugees, at the time of major exodus in Africa, Latin America and Asia, which required new approaches, and he was particularly distinguished in his function. His diplomatic gifts proved indispensable in critical situations. Sadruddin, a visionary on the state of affairs of the world and the situation of refugees, describes and foresees the mass exoduses forty years earlier. Passionate about nature, as well as strongly committed to the issue of the nuclear threat, he organized international symposiums of importance on these subjects. He also set up numerous projects in favor of the Alps in the seven countries of the Alpine Arc. Until his death, his concern remained with the people in poor countries.

Motivation de l’auteur

Reconnu comme un grand homme déjà de son vivant, le prince Sadruddin méritait que sa vie consacrée à la protection des hommes, des arts et de la nature soit connue, en anglais et en français. À une époque où les modèles de valeur font défaut, cette personnalité internationale et hors du commun s’offre comme une source d’inspiration pour les jeunes de tous pays et de toutes origines.

Motivation of the author

Recognized as already a great man during his lifetime, Prince Sadruddin devoted his life to the protection of men, the arts and nature and hence became known, in English and French. At a time when role models are lacking, this international and unusual personality is a source of inspiration for young people of all countries and origins.

L’auteur

Diana Miserez, née à Londres, après avoir côtoyé à l’Université des réfugiés de pays de l’Est, fut nommé au HCR (Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés). À Genève comme sur le terrain, elle connut Sadruddin Aga Khan, adjoint puis haut-commissaire.

The author

Diana Miserez, born in London, after working with eastern European refugees during her university days, was appointed to UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). In Geneva as well as in the field, she came to know Sadruddin Aga Khan, first as deputy then as High Commissioner.

 

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Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s Book Launch

Remarks by Nicola Spafford Furey, Vice President of Earth Focus Foundation at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography (Image credit: Anvar Nanji) Speech: Remarks by Nicola Spafford Furey, Vice President of Earth Focus Foundation at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography - “I was always amazed at his [Prince Sadruddin’s] great respect for the young, he said,…
Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary (Image credit: Anvar Nanji) Speech: Remarks by Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary - “And how appropriate it is for this tribute to be taking place in the building…
Remarks by UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography (Image credit: Anvar Nanji) Video: Remarks of UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography - “A true internationalist who transformed UNHCR … ”   – Filippo Grandi UNHCR Refugee Chief…
Social Media: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan's Book Launch Social Media: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s Book Launch - Social Media Posts. Live from UN Geneva - Book launch - Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary By Diana Miserez
The late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan with Secretary-General U Thant at his home on 23 June 1971. (Image credit: Teddy Chan, United Nations via Simerg) What people are saying about the Prince Sadruddin biography by Diana Miserez - "This long needed biography seeks to do belated justice to a great humanitarian, who saw what was coming down the line and what would be needed..."
Talking to Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin’s biography and Nicola Spafford Furey, VP of Earth Focus Foundation one day before the book launch event at the UN - Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin's biography and Nicola Spafford Furey, VP of Earth Focus Foundation reminiscing about Aga Khan and Ismailis ahead of Prince Sadruddin's book launch at the UN in Geneva.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - Constellation of Honours (image credit: UNHCR) Prince Sadruddin’s Constellation of Honors - Resources on the internet summarize but a partial list of world wide honors invested on…
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Sadruddin Aga Khan UN High Commissioner for Refugees 1965-1977. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Sadruddin Aga Khan being interviewed in front of the "City of Galway". (Image credit: UNHCR / D. Vittet / June 1971) Contemplate: Prince Sadruddin’s inspiring 1975 address to the newly settled Ismaili community in Canada - Excerpts from Prince Sadruddin's address delivered to the Ismaili Muslim community on Wednesday, 22 January 1975 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
French Minister of Culture pays tribute to Prince Sadruddin as he decorates His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and Prince Amyn with honors Reflection: French Minister of Culture pays tribute to Prince Sadruddin as he decorates His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and Prince Amyn with honours - About 7 years ago, French Minister Frédéric Mitterrand paid an elaborate tribute to the Aga Khan family highlighting the contributions of Prince Sadruddin and the Noorani family.

 

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