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Malala Yousafzai selected as UN messenger of peace

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai Is Selected As UN Messenger Of Peace, The Highest Honor Bestowed By The UN Chief On A Global Citizen By Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Apr 2017, 11:58:10 AM
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (file photo)

United Nations:

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is selected as UN messenger of peace, the highest honor bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced yesterday that she will focus on promoting girls’ education worldwide and will be officially designated at a ceremony Monday.

The 19-year-old was campaigning for the right of all children to education in northwest Pakistan when she was severely wounded in a Taliban assassination attempt.

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Guterres said even in the face of grave danger, she “has shown an unwavering commitment to the rights of women, girls and all people.”

Other messengers of peace include actors Michael Douglas and Leonardo DiCaprio, primatologist Jane Goodall and musicians Daniel Barenboim and Yo-Yo Ma.

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First Published : 08 Apr 2017, 11:50:00 AM