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Malala receives highest U.N. honor to promote girls education

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 00:58

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai a U.N. Messenger of Peace on Monday (April 10) to promote girls education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012. At 19, Yousafzai is the youngest Messenger of Peace, the highest honour given by the United Nations for an initial period of two years. She was also the youngest person to win the Nobel peace prize in 2014 when she was 17. The Pakistani education activist came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head in 2012 as she was leaving school in Pakistan's Swat Valley, northwest of the country's capital Islamabad. She was targeted for her campaign against efforts by the Taliban to deny women education. She now lives in Britain, where she received medical treatment after she was shot. Yousafzai said that when she finishes secondary school in June, she would like to study philosophy, politics and economics at university.

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Malala receives highest U.N. honor to promote girls education

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 00:58