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, and who never abandoned his commitment, not just to principles, but to the capacity for men and women and their institutions to make the world a better, safer place, not least for the uprooted.
– Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill
Dear Ms. Willday,
The Duke of Edinburgh has asked me to write and thank you for sending a copy of the book, “Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan”.
His Royal Highness much appreciated your thought in sending the book, which will be a welcome addition to his library. This letter comes with Prince Philip’s best wishes.
UN et al
I am writing to convey my appreciation for your thoughtful gift of the biography you have written on Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. I look forward to reading it.
– Kofi Annan
Bravo Diana! Ta réussite est remarquable.
– Georges Koulischer, a retired Senior Director of UNHCR
I opened the Letter Box to your wonderful book. The book looks magnificent and the pictures do him justice I can’t wait to get reading.
Bravo, bravo you have done a fantastic job and he would have been very proud of you as we all are.
– Olivia Wetterwald, formerly on UNHCR’s staff
Academia & Intelligentsia
Thank you so much for your very impressive biography of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. I shall certainly read it with great interest, all the more as it reflects events and concerns close to my heart and mind.
Let me add that I was very touched that you sent me your book. I do hope it’ll be widely distributed and read.
– Professor Jacques Forster, University of Neuchatel
Your book arrived on Saturday! Thank you so much for sending me a copy. It looks wonderful and very impressive, as a hardcover but also considering its length. I can imagine how much work went into the writing of this timely and important book!
– Christof Decker, Senior Academic, Munich University
Thank you for your email. I can confirm that the book arrived in the office safely. It’s wonderful and I hope you’re very pleased with it. I’ve taken it over to the Middle East departmental library so it will be available for consultation and reference there.
Many congratulations on such a fantastic achievement.
– Samantha Stewart, British Museum
We received your letter on which you presented the biography of the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. Thank you for thinking of Ecole Nouvelle and sharing this information.
We believe this book would definitely enrich our students’ knowledge, therefore our librarian Mr. Rossé already ordered two copies of the book (one in English and one in French) for our school library.
We wish you plenty of success for the book launch!
– Nicolas Catsicas, Administrateur délégué, Directeur general
Dear Diana, DELIGHTED to get your wonderful biography – I keenly look forward to getting into it. What a fascinating man and what a range of interests he had and what a labour of love on your part it has been to collect all this material together. I do hope it gets a wide circulation, both he and you certainly deserve that. You have had such an interesting life – I feel like a church mouse who has hardly ventured beyond the churchyard! I will pass it on to Ben next time he is over here. Although it is now all past history it certainly will have influenced the international world in which he now operates.
– Hugh Dickingon, retired Dean of Salisbury Cathedral
I have just received THE book! Very fine, starting with the beautiful cover.
I will be reading it as this gloomy Lemanic winter proceeds.
Warmest congratulations !
– George Gordon-Lennox, who contributed some recollections on the Prince
Your news is uplifting; most uplifting. You’ve achieved a milestone & I reiterate my admiration for you as an author. I am aware of your passion for your subject, the benign Prince.
Your book is beautiful; a delight to hold in my hands, turn the pages, marvel at all your very hard work, writing. Congratulations.
The printing, binding, paper quality, design, the book jacket, every aspect bespeaks quality and exceptionally high standards; compliments to The Book Guild of GB.
In grateful appreciation, infinite gratitude for including my humble tribute to the Prince as a connoisseur of art.
– Shai, Art historian, who agreed I could use one of his articles as our Annex IV
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Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s Book Launch
UN Library’s book of the month: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary by Diana Miserez - Now the United Nations (UN) Library at Geneva features the biography - Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary as the book of the month.
Video: UNHCR: High Comissioner Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Career Highlights - “The awkward truth about human deprivation is that it demeans those who permit or ignore…
Photo Gallery: “Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary” book launch at the UN Library Geneva - In wanting to write about someone who has the richest of personalities, whose immense erudition…
Life Well Lived: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: A Man for all Nations & Statement from the White House - The world and especially Geneva still miss Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan – this was an…
In Memoriam: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan – Message from Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General (2003) - May 12th marked 14 years of the passing of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and the…
Cairo buildings and street named in honour of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - During the book launch of Prince Sadruddin’s biography at the UN Library Geneva, Amal Ewida…
Video: Remarks of Edward Girardet, journalist at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography - Remarks by Edward Girardet during the panel discussions at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin…
Video: Remarks of Philippe Roch, Swiss WWF ex-Director at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography - Remarks by Dr. Philippe Roch during the panel discussions at the book launch of Prince…
Diana & Claudia Miserez dedicate a trilingual children’s story book to Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - “We dedicated it to the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, who had won our admiration…
Video: Remarks by Nicola Spafford Furey, Vice President of Earth Focus Foundation at the UN Library Geneva book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography - Thursday 20 April 2017, UN Library, Palais des Nations, Geneva Speech extracts & YouTube video…
Video: Remarks by Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary at the UN Library Geneva book launch - Thursday 20 April 2017, UN Library, Palais des Nations, Geneva Speech extracts & YouTube video…
Speech: Remarks by Nicola Spafford Furey, Vice President of Earth Focus Foundation at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography - “I first met the Prince in 1994 [in relation to] Earth Focus Magazine, … from…
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…
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…
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Happening now! Book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary at the UN Library, Palais des Nations, Geneva – Opening remarks by Filippo Grandi United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Join us for this book launch and enjoy recollections of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s outstanding…
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’s Constellation of Honors: Decorations & Distinctions - While resources on the internet summarize world wide honors invested on Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan,…
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.
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.
Retrospective: 1988 Interview with Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Co-ordinator for United Nations Humanitarian and Economic Assistance Programmes relating to Afghanistan - Following the historic agreement signed in Geneva on April 14, 1988 between Afghanistan and Pakistan, on May 11, the U.N. Secretary General appointed Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan to the position of Co-ordinator for United Nations Humanitarian and Economic Assistance Programmes relating to Afghanistan.
eBook of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography now available worldwide - In parallel with English and French editions of the biography of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan made available in the UK and Switzerland, an eBook version is now available worldwide
UN Library hosts book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan at the Palais des Nations, Geneva on April 20 - Join us for this book launch and enjoy stories about Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s outstanding personality told by his friends and colleagues.
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.
University of Bristol’s Alumni and Friends feature biography of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan by Diana Miserez - In this biography, Diana Miserez traces the life of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1966 to 1977, a humanitarian, visionary and environmentalist.
New Publication: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary – a Biography by Diana Miserez - Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary By Diana Miserez Publication Date: 28/01/2017 Format: Hardback…