Malala Yusufzai became the youngest Ambassador of peace in UN history
Malala, at age 13, survived an assassination attempt of militants to advocate for girls ‘ education.
UN, April 11. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. Pakistani activist and Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yusufzai, was officially appointed a messenger of peace. Malala, at age 13, survived an assassination attempt of militants to advocate for girls ‘ education. She became the youngest Ambassador of peace in the history of the world organization — in July the human rights activist will be 20 years.
Dedication ceremony Yusufzai was held in the trusteeship Council of the UN with the participation of Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
You are not only the heroine, but also very loyal and generous man who has amazing qualities. You were awarded the Nobel prize, recognized by all and remain as simple and open in communication.Antonio Guerrillamarketing UN Secretary
He expressed the hope that Pakistani human rights activist will help the UN to implement a “common vision of a future in which the reign of justice, equality and sustainable development”.
Malala Yusufzai thanked Guterres for the honour done to her, stressing the importance of education, which is entitled to “every child, especially girls.” “I try to inspire young girls, encouraging them to be bold, believe in yourself, as they are able to bring change. If you don’t stand up for themselves, change will not happen by themselves. If you want a bright future, then you need to start working on this right now,” she said.
Yusufzai became famous at the age of 11, when I started to blog on the Internet, criticizing attempts by the Taliban to impose Sharia law in the SWAT district of her home province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 9 Oct 2012 she has been attacked by militants, returning home from classes. Armed men in masks stopped school bus, one of them went inside and shot simpleton malala, injuring her in the head and neck. She was discharged from hospital in January 2013 and after rehabilitation returned to human rights work.
In 2014 Malala Yusufzai was awarded the Nobel peace prize together with Kailasam Satyarthi from India, advocating for the rights of children. Yusufzai became the youngest Nobel laureate in history.
Before this it was considered a British physicist Lawrence Bragg, who received the award in 1915 at the age of 25 years.
The title of messenger of peace is the most honorary title, which the United Nations assigns a prominent figures in the arts, science, human rights and other areas. To date, the list of messengers has a dozen celebrities, including Hollywood actors Michael Douglas, George Clooney and Charlize Theron, musician Stevie wonder, writers Paulo Coelho and Jane Goodall.