Malala's birthday speech at UN

Malala Yousafzai marked her 16th birthday by delivering a speech at the UN headquarters in New York, urging leaders to do more to ensure every child gets the right to free education.

National

Malala to call for free education for all in UN address

Malala Yousafzai will address the UN in New York later today, asking them to ensure that every child is given the right to a free, compulsory education.

She will tell a delegation of more than 500 young people:

Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.

Watch: Malala announces first donation from her charity

National

Malala Yousafzai to address the UN on her 16th birthday

ducation rights activist Malala Yousafzai, on her way to school in March this year.
Education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, on her way to school in March this year. Credit: Reuters

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban last year, will mark her 16th birthday by delivering a speech at the UN headquarters in New York today, to call for leaders to guarantee the right free education for children all over the world.

The event marks Malala Day and has been organised by former prime minister Gordon Brown, now the UN Special Envoy for Global Education.

Read: Malala reunited with friend injured in same Taliban attack

Advertisement

Load more updates