On Malala Day, Gordon Brown lauds Malala's commitment to education

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Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and Ms. Malala Yousafzai. (right to left) [UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe]

"What Malala has is belief in her cause which is that everyone should have opportunity and rights to education but also this incredible willpower that even an attempted assassination has never taken away from her". That's what Gordon Brown, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Global Education and the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom said about Malala Yousafzai to Alexandra King, who sat down with him right before the event to discuss Malala's crusade anda athe importance of education for all.

 

Girls reading at a school in Pakistan’s Sindh province. [Adapted from UNTV]

Youth activists in Pakistani province take the lead in restoring education after flood

Rebuilding lives and livelihoods after flooding has become a way of life for millions of people in Pakistan. UN Television's Grace Barrett tells the story of one group of children who refuse to let the recent flooding in Sindh Province deter them from seeking their right to a quality education.

 

Myanmar releases child soldiers

The United Nations recently welcomed the release of 42 children by the Myanmar Armed Forces, known as the Tatmadaw.

The children were released to their families in the presence of senior Government officials as well as representatives from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar.

Producers: Gerry Adams, Beng Polbete-Enriquez

Duration: 10’00″

 

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