UN pays tribute to young activist for education and girls' empowermentListen /
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, celebrated her 16th birthday at UN Headquarters by calling for more global investment in education. Malala says she wants all children—including the sons and daughters of the Taliban and other extremist groups—to have the chance to go to school.
Advocate shares youth perspectives on migration at General Assembly meeting
Representatives of NGOs, civil society and the private sector this week shared their perspectives on migration-related issues during informal hearings in the General Assembly. Saket Mani from India, who works with the UN Major Group for Children & Youth, presented the views of young people whom he calls "agents of change across the world."
Expert welcomes abolition of "notorious" Myanmar border force
An independent Human Rights expert has welcomed the abolition of what he calls a "notorious" border security force in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, also urged the country's authorities to investigate and hold accountable any members of the Nasaka who are responsible for human rights abuses.
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