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Malala's birthday address to UN

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, marked her 16th birthday by delivering a speech at the United Nations headquarters, as part of her campaign for compulsory education for children.

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Malala Yousafzai to address the UN on her 16th birthday

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.

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