20 April 2017
Book Launch: "Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. Humanitarian and Visionary"
Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:30 - 14:00
UNOG Library Events Room B-135
Palais des Nations, Geneva
“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 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 the UNESCO, UNHCR, and describe the efforts he made to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear proliferation and environmental damage while undertaking missions in Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan. Diana hopes to inspire younger generations, those that the prince looked toward when he fought for the future of the planet.
Join us for this book launch and enjoy various stories about Aga Khan’s outstanding personality told by his friends and colleagues.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Author of “Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. Humanitarian and Visionary”
Editor, journalist, author and media consultant
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
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Interested participants are invited to register on-line before 20 April 2017.