Book Launch at the Palais des Nations
Title: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - Humanitarian and Visionary
Venue: Library Events Room (B-135), Palais des Nations, B Building, 1st Floor
Date: Thursday 20 April 2017
Duration: 12.30 p.m. – 2 p.m.; followed by a reception
“When we think of the refugee, we must really think of the individual”.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan was United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1966 to 1977. During his service, he strengthened the relationship between UNHCR and African governments and helped to improve inter-agency cooperation within the United Nations, addressing problems of mass displacement in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
This book, written by a former colleague and friend, Diana Miserez, honors his legacy in the service of the United Nations and beyond. She looks at his involvement with UNESCO and UNHCR, and describes the efforts he made to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear proliferation and environmental damage while undertaking missions in Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Diana hopes to inspire the young generation that the prince looked toward when he fought for the future of the planet.
Join us for this book launch and enjoy stories about Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s outstanding personality told by his friends and colleagues.
Speech by the author
Videos of the event:
Remarks Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Remarks by Diana Miserez, author
Remarks by Nicola Spafford Furey, Vice President, Earth Focus Foundation
Remarks by Dr. Philippe Roch, Former director of the Swiss section of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and former
director of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications
Remarks by Edward Girardet, Editor, journalist, author and media consultant