Sadruddin Aga Khan
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (1933-2003)
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, KBE, KCSS (Urdu: صدرالّدين آغا خان, Ṣadr ad-Dīn Āghā Khān, 17 January 1933 – 12 May 2003) was an Iranian prince and diplomat. He was the son of Aga Khan III.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
|4th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees|
December 1965 – 31 December 1977
|Preceded by||Félix Schnyder|
|Succeeded by||Poul Hartling|
|Born||17 January 1933|
|Died||12 May 2003 (aged 70)|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Nina Dyer (m.1957–1962)|
Catherine Aleya Sursock (m.1972–2003)
|Parents||Aga Khan III (father)|
Andrée Joséphine Carron (mother)
|Alma mater||Harvard College|
Khan was known as the 4th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1966 to 1977. He helped shift the focus beyond Europe and prepared it for fix and aide hard refugee issues. He was a strong supporter that the United Nations should work alone.
Khan died of cancer on 12 May 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 70.
- ↑ "Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan's Funeral Ceremonies in Geneva" (Press release). Secrétariat de Son Altesse l'Aga Khan, Aiglemont. 14 May 2003. Retrieved 13 October 2010.