On April 10, in United Nations headquarters, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, will honor Malala Yousafzai during a ceremony.In her new role she will now help in promoting the girl's education all around the world.
"I stood here on this stage nearly three and a half years ago. and I told the world that education is the basic human right of every girl", Yousafzai said in her Messenger of Peace acceptance speech, CNN reported. "You are not only a hero, but you are a very committed and generous person", Guterres told Malala in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, which was packed to capacity with youth representatives from around the world.
19-year-old Malala has become the youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace.
"This is a proud moment for Pakistan and every Pakistani that Malala has been appointed as the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace", she said.
Malala rose to global prominence after she was almost killed in 2012 when the Pakistani Taliban shot her in the head and neck on her way from school. Ms. Yousafzai's courageous response to those who threatened her life, and her advocacy for girls' education, has inspired many millions of people around the world. "Now this is a new life, this is a second life and it is for the objective of education". "I have went to refugee camp". We don't believe in anything that they're doing, " she added.
Malala said she was honoured to be the Messenger of Peace.
"And I realized that if you remain silent, you are still going to be terrorized". "Human Rights Watch's March 2017 report, "'Dreams Turned into Nightmares': "Attacks on Students, Teachers, and Schools in Pakistan", documents militant violence that has disrupted the education of hundreds of thousands of children, particularly girls.
Yousafzai was shot in 2012 by the Taliban for attending classes.
'(Bringing change) starts with us and it should start now.
Growing up in Pakistan, Yousafzai became an education advocate at a young age.
"The man who attacked Parliament Hill called himself a Muslim, but he did not share my faith", she said.
Guterres said he hoped "this spirit can serve as an example that it is not by closing doors that we will all be able to move forward".
Most recently, Yousafzai condemned the usa executive order banning people from several Muslim-majority countries, writing that she is "heartbroken" and asking President Donald Trump to not turn his back on families fleeing violence and war.