Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to an education, has arrived to officially open the new Library of Birmingham.
The 16-year-old was treated for her injuries in Birmingham and her family has since settled in the city.
Europe's largest public library will be opened by a teenage girl shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to an education.
Malala Yousafzai will open the £188 million Library of Birmingham in a special ceremony in the city's Centenary Square later today.
The 16-year-old said she was "honoured" to be opening the library in her adopted home town of Birmingham.
She continued: "There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.
"It is my dream that one day, great buildings like this one will exist in every corner of the world so every child can grow up with the opportunity to succeed."
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Former prime minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and wife Sarah have hailed Malala Yousafzai's speech to the UN today.
Mr Brown wrote on his blog: "Malala Yousafzai brings to the UN, with my support, a clear message: it is time to do more".
Malala - This is not my day. Today is the day of every boy and girl who have raised their voice. #malaladay
The United Nations should "wage a global struggle against illiteracy and poverty", Malala Yousafzai said today in a keynote speech urging leaders to do more to ensure every child gets the right to free education.
Malala said: "One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world."
Malala Yousafzai told a UN conference that "terrorists are using the name of Islam for their own personal benefits."
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. She thanked the UN leaders and said she was here to "speak up for the right education of every child".
She said: "It is an honour for me to speak again after a long time, being here with such honourable people. I fully support Mr Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General in his global education first initiative. And the work of the UN special envoy Mr Gordon Brown. I thank them for their leadership.
"They continue to inspire us all into action. Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman and every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.
"When I was shot weakness and fear died, and strength and power was born. The Taliban thought the bullet could silence us. But they failed".
Malala Yousafzai has met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ahead of delivering a speech at the UN headquarters in New York to call on governments to ensure free compulsory education for every child.