“Malala Day” Youth Assembly for Universal Primary Education
Malala Yousafzai, the young education rights campaigner from Pakistan, addressed the “Malala Day” UN Youth Assembly at UN headquarters. Taking place on her sixteenth birthday, the event brought together the young campaigner and 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 (fourth from left); General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić (fifth from right); and UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown.
Malala (centre), flanked by Secretary-General Ban (left) and Assembly President Jeremić, at the event.