Malala designated as UN's youngest-ever Messenger of Peace
Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai was on Monday designated as the UN Messenger of Peace by the Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Yousafzai became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate in 2014 when she was recognised for her advocacy of the right of all children to education.
Malala is known as the girl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out against them.
In the year 2013, Yousafzai and her father co-founded the Mala fund in order to create more awareness about the girl education and the need to empower girls stand up and demand for the change.
She also became the youngest U.N. Messenger of Peace, joining a distinguished group including actors Michael Douglas and Leonardo Dicaprio, primatologist Jane Goodall and musicians Daniel Barenboim and Yo-Yo Ma.
Taking a question from a young speaker in the audience, Ms. Yousafzai said the most hard time she faced had been from 2007 to 2009 in the Swat Valley, "because we were at a point of making a decision about whether to speak out or remain silent".
Guterres recognized Malala as a "hero", and praised her modesty, calling her a "fantastic example of friendship and simplicity".
"I have second life for the objective of education and I'll continue working on this issue".
Malala said she faced a second challenging moment after the Taliban attack, which she doesn't remember, and woke up in a hospital in Birmingham, England.
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