November 10 to be celebrated as Malala Day

"Malala is an inspiration for the education of girls of the whole world," says UN secretary General.


Web Desk November 09, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (43)

Painkiller | 8 years ago | Reply

Malala, Malala, Malala! There are many more important things in the world than Malala! Has she cured cancer or what? Even the diary she wrote is alleged to be written by a BBC urdu reporter.

sanna naser sheikh | 8 years ago | Reply

wonderer: Hope so, but em also thinking of those who wanna work & get same appreciation.

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