UN chief calls for support for Malala and education for childrenListen /
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging people around the world to join a campaign to support a Pakistani girl shot for advocating for education.
In a recorded video message, Mr. Ban says that on November 10th, citizens from across the globe are speaking out for Malala Yousafzai and on behalf of the 61 million children worldwide still not in school.
Fourteen-year old Malala, who is a campaigner for education in her country, was seriously wounded by Taliban gunmen who shot her and two other girls last month.
"My Special Envoy for Global Education, Mr. Gordon Brown, will deliver a petition in support of Malala and the universal right to education. I am adding my voice to the messages from over 1 million people across the globe. Education is a fundamental human right. It is a pathway to development, tolerance and global citizenship. Join us in our campaign to put education first – for Malala and girls and boys throughout the world."