UN Library hosts book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan at the Palais des Nations, Geneva on April 20

The Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva organizes events that bring together members of the international community with the Geneva public to exchange information and ideas on subjects that are of key importance to the United Nations.

Join us for this book launch and enjoy stories about Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s outstanding personality told by his friends and colleagues.

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan was United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1966 to 1977.

This book, written by a former colleague and friend, Diana Miserez, honors his legacy in the service of the United Nations and beyond.

Diana hopes to inspire the young generation that the prince looked toward when he fought for the future of the planet.

UN Library Geneva Event:  Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan – Humanitarian and Visionary, book launch
Venue: Library Events Room (B-135), Palais des Nations, B Building, 1st Floor
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Duration: 12.30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Participation: Limited to authorized persons
For those without a UNOG badge, registration for this event is obligatory.
Interested participants are invited to register on-line before 20 April 2017.

​Copies of the book will be available at the event

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary by Diana Miserez

 

Opening Remarks

Filippo Grandi
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Speakers

  • Diana Miserez
    Author of “Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. Humanitarian and Visionary”
  • Nicola Spafford Furey
    Vice President, Earth Focus Foundation
  • Dr. Philippe Roch
    Former director of the Swiss section of the World Wide Fund for Nature and former director of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications
  • Edward Girardet
    Editor, journalist, author and media consultant

 

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About the Author – Diana Miserez

Diana Miserez author of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary
Diana Miserez author of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary

Diana Miserez was born in London, and grew up in Midlands. At Bristol University she met a number of Eastern European refugee students, and an interest in their experiences led her to work with what is now called the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Over the course of several periods at Geneva headquarters and field assignments in Africa and Asia, Diana came into fairly frequent contact with Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, initially Deputy, then as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1962-77).

Diana was among the many people with whom the late prince developed friendly relationships, which he maintained for the rest of his life. Eventually, she was strongly urged by several former colleagues to write this biography.

She is married to a Swiss and has an adult daughter.

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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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