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Petition leads 'Malala Day'

A schoolboy has presented a petition in support of the injured Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai today on a global day of action for girls' education. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown declared today as 'Malala Day'.

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Malala 'a global symbol' of everyone's right to an education

Malala Yousufzai is a global symbol of every girl's right to an education.

On November 10, citizens from across the globe are speaking out for Malala and on behalf of the 61 million children still not in school.

My special envoy for global education, Mr Gordon Brown, will deliver a petition in support of Malala and the universal right to education. I am adding my voice to the messages from over one million people across the globe. Education is a fundamental human right, it is a pathway to development, tolerance and global citizenship.

Join us in our campaign to put education first for Malala and girls and boys throughout the world.

– Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General

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