His Highness the Aga Khan receives the UN Champion for Global Change Award
19 October 2017
His Highness the Aga Khan spoke on pluralism and accepted the Champion for Global Change Award at the 2017 United Nations Global Leadership Dinner yesterday.
AKDN employs 80,000 people in over 30 countries around the world. AKDN also relies on thousands of volunteers to help implement and maintain its projects, notably at health and education facilities.
As of 2017, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will be 40 years old, making it the oldest major award in the field.
Over 9,000 building projects have been documented and are now available on archnet.org. They range from rural schools to urban water towers, from state-of-the-art skyscrapers to modest mud-brick structures.