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At the UN, Malala Yousafzai calls for universal education

Malala Yousafzai, the young education rights campaigner from Pakistan, speaks at the “Malala Day” UN Youth Assembly. The event, taking place on Malala’s sixteenth birthday, brings together hundreds of students from over 80 countries to call for quality education for every girl and boy in the world. It was also addressed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić; and UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown. 12 July 2013 United Nations, New YorkMalala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, on Friday 12 July, addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book,  Continue reading

Malala Yousafzai to address UN Youth Assembly

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks by Skype with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani champion of the right of girls to have an education. UN Photo/Rick BajornasWith Malala Yousafzai’s set to visit United Nations Headquarters on Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the importance of ensuring global access to quality education, and stressed that no girl or boy should face unsafe circumstances when exercising this basic right. “On 12 July, Malala will be joined by Continue reading