Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan poses for photographers 12 July 1988, as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris, to be received as UN coordinator for Afghanistan. Son of Aga Khan III, Sadruddin worked 12 years as UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Graduated from Harvard, he was named in 1988 coordinator of United Nations Organization (ONU) for the rebuilding of Afghanistan, and, in 1990, as personal representative of General Secretary of ONU, Javier Perez de Cuellar, for the humanitarian assistance during the Gulf War. Aga Khan is also the Bellerive Foundation president founded in 1977 to study scientific, technological and peace issues. (Image credit PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)

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.