UNITED NATIONS: UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon announced on Thursday that November 10, 2012, will be celebrated as Malala Day world over, Express News reported.
Ki-Moon said that Malala is an inspiration for girls education the world over. Elaborating on what was the significance of November 10 that it was being observed as Malala Day, the UN secretary general said that it marks the 30 day anniversary of Taliban attack on the teenage peace activist from Swat.
On Friday, November 10, the UN special envoy for global education will visit Pakistan and present President Asif Ali Zardari with a petition signed by over one million people asking that he make girls education a reality in Pakistan.
Observing Malala day, Ki-Moon hoped, will build on the momentum of UN’s Education First initiative and show that education is a right of everyone, and not a privilege for a few.