NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER MALALA YOUSAFZAI BECAME THE YOUNGESTEVER UN MESSENGER OF PEACE :

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is set to become the UN’s youngest-ever Messenger of Peace after she was selected by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the highest honour bestowed by the world body on a global citizen.  The designation ceremony will be held next week at the UN’s headquarters.  “Even in the face of grave danger, Malala has shown an unwavering commitment to the rights of women, girls and all people,” the Secretary-General said on his selection of Yousafzai for the designation.  “Her courageous activism for girls’ education has already energised so many people around the world,” he said, adding that as the United Nations’s youngest-ever Messenger of Peace, she can do even more to help create a more just and peaceful world.  Yousafzai, 19, became a global symbol of the fight for girls education after being shot in the head in October 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education.  The Pakistani education activist survived the attack and became an advocate for millions of girls denied formal education around the world.  She became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate in December 2014, sharing the honour with Indian children’s rights and education advocate Kailash Satyarthi.  The Rediff.com : 8th. Apr,17

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