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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

UN condemns deadly attacks near Kabul’s Supreme Court

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Rick BajornasSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged an immediate halt to attacks targeting civilians in Afghanistan following a suicide attack near the Supreme Court building in the capital city. In a statement from his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban condemned the 11 June attack on civilian Government workers which he said was Continue reading