New York – On 10 April 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will
designate Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the youngest-ever Nobel
Peace Prize laureate, as a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’
The Messenger of Peace designation ceremony will take place at the United Nations
Headquarters in New York at an event to be held in the Trusteeship Council Chamber on
Monday, 10 April 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
The designation will be followed by a conversation between the Secretary-General, Ms. Yousafzai and youth representatives around the world on the theme of girls’ education.
A new paper by UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report shows that half of the 57 million children out of school live in conflict-affected countries. Released in partnership with Save the Children to mark the 16th birthday on 12 July of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in October 2012, the paper shows that Continue reading →
Malala 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 →
With 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 →