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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