AKDN together with 40+ Nations and International Organizations adopt and support the Amritsar Declaration at the Heart of Asia – Afghanistan Conference 2016 in Amritsar, India

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The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) together with 26 nations and international organizations supported the Amritsar Declaration as an additional 14 countries and the UN adopted the Amritsar Declaration at the Heart of Asia, Istanbul Process on Afghanistan, 6th Ministerial Conference 2016 in Amritsar, India. AKDN was represented at the ministerial…

Antiquities Scholar: Islamic State’s Destruction of Museum & Library is Cultural & Ethnic Cleansing — Democracy now video

Source: democracynow Published on 27 Feb 2015 http://democracynow.org – Video has surfaced showing militants from the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts at a museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Men are seen toppling statues and using sledgehammers and drills to destroy the artifacts. The Guardian reports one of the statues destroyed was a winged-bull…

Syrian Cultural Heritage Sites Endangered — Voice of America News com says damage is deliberate and Looted artifacts are being sold for tens of millions of dollars

GENEVA—A new study finds warring factions in Syria’s long-running civil war have damaged or destroyed hundreds of Syrian cultural heritage sites. The study by UNITAR, the U.N. Institute for Training and Research uses detailed satellite imagery, which tracks and analyzes the extent of the loss. More than three years of civil war in Syria has…

Simerg com’s article and photos on His Highness the Aga Khan Delivers Keynote Address at UNESCO Conference in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China

“snip” This was was underscored by His Highness the Aga Khan in his address when he said, “I also want to recognise the important work that China has been doing, in cooperation with UNESCO and through its own advances in cultural development.” Location of Hangzhou in the People’s Republic of China. Map: Wikipedia The congress…

Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme New Special Collection – ArchNet Org

ArchNet is pleased to announce the creation of a new Digital Library Special Collection dedicated to the projects of the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme. Through the efforts of the Aga Khan Program Documentation Center at MIT in collaboration with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 95 sites located in 10 countries were documented with…

A Celebration of the Poetry and Music of Pakistan in Paris – AKDN News

Co-presented by Théatre de la Ville and the Aga Khan Music Initiative Paris, 7 October 2011 — The Aga Khan Music Initiative and Théatre de la Ville team continue their three-year partnership with a two-day celebration of Pakistani music and poetry at the Théatre de la Ville in Paris on the 8th and 9th of October 2011….

‘Crystal Clear’: Fumihiko Maki’s first building in Canada is a deceivingly complex cultural building of a quality rarely seen in this country

PROJECT Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Ottawa, Ontario ARCHITECTS Maki and Associates in collaboration with Moriyama & Teshima Architects TEXT Ian Chodikoff PHOTOS Tom Arban, unless otherwise noted It is a rare occurrence when the complex engineering strategies and design details comprising a building merge into a sublime architectural experience. Such is the case with…