Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday designated 19-year-old Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan as the UN's youngest Messenger of Peace. Yousafzai told the young audience that the fact that extremists tried to kill her and were unsuccessful was "clear evidence that no one can stop" her.

In 2012 Ms Yousafzai was almost killed by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' rights to education. If you do not stand up, change will not come. "If you want to see your future bright, you have to start working now and not wait for anyone else", Malala said.

Yousafzai became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate in 2014 when she was recognised for her advocacy of the right of all children to education.

Yousafzai is the youngest UN Messenger of Peace and the first one named by Guterres since he assumed office in January. The Pakistani activist had already been nominated for the distinction past year.

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She was critically injured and was treated in Birmingham, where she now lives.

Born on July 12, 1997 in Pakistan's Swat Valley, Yousafzai became an global symbol of the fight for girls' education after being shot on October 9, 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education. She now lives in the city with her family.

According to the Daily Pakistan reports "the ceremony will be followed by a conversation between Guterres, Yousafzai and other youth representatives around the world on the theme of girls' education".

"Accepting the accolade in NY, she said: "(Bringing change) starts with us and it should start now".

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A campaigner for the rights of oppressed children in the Swat valley, Malala was almost killed after her school bus was ambushed by the Taliban in 2012.

Addressing the United Nations on Monday, she said extremists could not kill her.

"I have second life for the goal of education and I'll continue working on this issue".

Yousafzai has become a regular speaker on the global stage and visited refugee camps in Rwanda and Kenya last July to highlight the plight of refugee girls from Burundi and Somalia. She was targeted for her campaign against efforts by the Taliban to deny women education.

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Nineteen-year-old Yousafzai became the 13th Messenger of Peace, joining, among others, actor Michael Douglas, naturalist Jane Goodall, and Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan.

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