Prince Sadruddin’s Constellation of Honors: Decorations & Distinctions

While resources on the internet summarize world wide honors invested on Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin’s biography titled Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary, encapsulates a much more comprehensive list of what might be referred to as Prince Sadruddin’s Constellation of Honors.

In the biography, Diana shares his awards, state decorations, honorary citizenships and degrees, and various other distinctions, as well as an extensive list of his service to the UN system. Following the Prince’s tenure as High Commissioner at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Diana then captures his activities as the Founder of Group Bellerive and its associated foundation that supported various important global and European initiatives, including important publications as resources and frameworks in response to key global challenges of our time.

More than the recognition of a lifetime of achievements, one is certainly inspired by Prince Sadruddin’s steadfastness and his resolve to causes which touched on the welfare of not only humans, but equally well of the flora and fauna, including his utmost concern for the environment and our natural habitat.

Find out more by reading the biography of Prince Sadruddin’s remarkable life, his vision both as a global leader and a planetary citizen, and above all his humanism and humanitarian works around the world.

 

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - Constellation of Honours (image credit: UNHCR)
(R) Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (image credit: UNHCR)

 

Awards and Decorations (Wikipedia)

Prince Sadruddin received several honorary doctorates and national decorations from states as diverse as Pakistan, Poland and the Vatican, as well as the United Nations Human Rights Award. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991. He was awarded the Bourgeois d’Honneur de Geneve, made a Commandeur of the Légion d’honneur of France and a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Sylvester (KCSS) of the Holy See, and was a recipient of the Order of the Nile of Egypt. Furthermore, he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE), this for his services to humanitarian causes and the arts. He was an honorary citizen of Patmos, Greece, where he owned a house.

 

Constellation of Honors (Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Humanitarian and Visionary)

  • State Decorations
    • Grand Cross: Order of St. Silvestro (Holy See – Vatican, Papal)
    • Order of Homayoun (Iran)
    • Order of the Royal Star of Great Comoro (Comoro Islands)
    • Order of the Two Niles (First Class) (Sudan)
    • Commander’s Cross with Star, Order of Merit of Polish People’s Republic (Poland)
    • Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur (France)
    • Knight Commander of the British Empire (UK – 2002)
    • Hilal-e-Pakistan (Pakistan)
    • Commander of Golden Ark (Netherlands)
  • Awards
    • UN Human Rights Award (New York, USA)
    • Dag Hammarskold Honorary Medal, German UN Association (Federal Republic of Germany)
    • Olympia Prize, Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (Greece)
    • Man of Peace Award, Together for Peace Foundation
    • Freedom Award, International Rescue Committee – USA
    • Man for Peace Award 1989, Together for Peace Foundation (Italy)
    • James Herriot Award for Humane Society (USA – 1994)
    • Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA – 1991)
  • Honorary Citizenships
    • Bourgeois d’Honneur de Geneve, Switzerland
    • Patmos, Greece
  • Honorary Degrees
    • Doctorate Honoris Causa, Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA)
    • Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Nice (France)
    • Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa, University of Leeds (UK – 1992)
  • Appointments (partial list):
    • Founding Member, Geneva International Peace Research Institute, Switzerland
    • Member of the International Board, United World Colleges
    • Trustee & Vice President, World Wildlife Fund
    • Founder & President, Council on Islamic Affairs, New York, USA
    • Board Member, Beiger Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Life Fellow, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, UK
    • Board Member, International Academy of the Environment, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Member of World Economic Forum & 1990 Chairman
    • Member, Friends of Pugwash (Conference on Science and World Affairs)
    • Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Publications:
    • Violations of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
    • International Protections of Refugees
    • Nuclear War, Nuclear Proliferation and their Consequences
    • Non-Proliferation in a Disarming World

Additional information in the biography, in the chapter “Curriculum Vitae of Prince Sadruddin.”

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