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Malala Yousafzai - The Youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace

World | News18.com | July 12, 2017, 3:12 pm
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 Malala Yousafzai opens the new Library of Birmingham at Centenary Square on September 3, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The new futuristic building was officially opened by 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai who was attacked by Taliban gunmen on her school bus near her former home in Pakistan in October 2012. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai opens the new Library of Birmingham at Centenary Square on September 3, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The new futuristic building was officially opened by 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai who was attacked by Taliban gunmen on her school bus near her former home in Pakistan in October 2012. (Image: Getty Images)

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 In this handout photo provided by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Malala Yousafzai sits up in her hospital bed with her father Ziauddin and her two younger brothers, Atal Khan (R) and Khushal Khan (C), on October 26, 2012 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. 15 year-old Malala is being treated in the UK after she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan two weeks ago. (Image: Getty Images)

In this handout photo provided by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Malala Yousafzai sits up in her hospital bed with her father Ziauddin and her two younger brothers, Atal Khan (R) and Khushal Khan (C), on October 26, 2012 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. 15 year-old Malala is being treated in the UK after she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan two weeks ago. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Activist Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan looks on during a ceremony to present Malala Yousafzai as Peace Messenger (highest honour awarded to civilians) of the UN at United Nations Headquarter on April 10, 2017 in New York, United States. (Image: Getty Images)

Activist Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan looks on during a ceremony to present Malala Yousafzai as Peace Messenger (highest honour awarded to civilians) of the UN at United Nations Headquarter on April 10, 2017 in New York, United States. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Activist Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan receives a plaque from António Guterres UN Secretary General and former Prime Minister of Portugal during a ceremony to present Malala Yousafzai as Peace Messenger (highest honour awarded to civilians) of the UN at United Nations Headquarter on April 10, 2017 in New York, United States. (Image: Getty Images)

Activist Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan receives a plaque from António Guterres UN Secretary General and former Prime Minister of Portugal during a ceremony to present Malala Yousafzai as Peace Messenger (highest honour awarded to civilians) of the UN at United Nations Headquarter on April 10, 2017 in New York, United States. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai holds her memoir, 'I Am Malala' during a photocall at the South Bank centre on October 20, 2013 in London, England. The 16-year-old was shot by the Taliban for championing girls' rights to an education in the Swat Region in Pakistan in 2012. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai holds her memoir, 'I Am Malala' during a photocall at the South Bank centre on October 20, 2013 in London, England. The 16-year-old was shot by the Taliban for championing girls' rights to an education in the Swat Region in Pakistan in 2012. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai attends as Free The Children hosts their debut UK global youth empowerment event, We Day at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai attends as Free The Children hosts their debut UK global youth empowerment event, We Day at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai, an education and women's rights activist (R), meets with United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on August 18, 2014 in New York City. Mala also attended a conference marking the UN's Millenium Development Goals. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai, an education and women's rights activist (R), meets with United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on August 18, 2014 in New York City. Mala also attended a conference marking the UN's Millenium Development Goals. (Image: Getty Images)

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 In this handout image provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama (R), first lady Michelle Obama (2L), and their daughter Malia Obama (L) meet with Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Pakistani girl, 16, was shot in the head and neck in 2012 in Pakistan's Swat Valley by the Taliban for her activism for women's rights and education. (Image: Getty Images)

In this handout image provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama (R), first lady Michelle Obama (2L), and their daughter Malia Obama (L) meet with Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Pakistani girl, 16, was shot in the head and neck in 2012 in Pakistan's Swat Valley by the Taliban for her activism for women's rights and education. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai presents a copy of her book to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during a Reception for Youth, Education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace on October 18, 2013 in London, England. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai presents a copy of her book to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during a Reception for Youth, Education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace on October 18, 2013 in London, England. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai, 12, lives in the Swat Valley with her family, pictured on March 26, 2009 in Peshawar, Pakistan. She wants to become a politician and is relieved that the schools have re-opened, but is scared that Taliban militants will forbid school for all girls after the 4th grade. In October 2012, aged 14, she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, but survived. The militants behind the attack, which was internationally condemned, claimed it was because she promoted secularism. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai, 12, lives in the Swat Valley with her family, pictured on March 26, 2009 in Peshawar, Pakistan. She wants to become a politician and is relieved that the schools have re-opened, but is scared that Taliban militants will forbid school for all girls after the 4th grade. In October 2012, aged 14, she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, but survived. The militants behind the attack, which was internationally condemned, claimed it was because she promoted secularism. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai accepts the Nobel Peace Prize Award during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo City Town Hall on December 10, 2014 in Oslo, Norway. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai accepts the Nobel Peace Prize Award during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo City Town Hall on December 10, 2014 in Oslo, Norway. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai speaks at Denver South High School Friday, October 21, 2016. Yousafzai made a surprise appearance to the school which has enrolled quite a few refugees from around the world. (Image: Getty Images)

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai speaks at Denver South High School Friday, October 21, 2016. Yousafzai made a surprise appearance to the school which has enrolled quite a few refugees from around the world. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai, Education Advocate and Co-founder of the Malala Fund speaks during a Press Conference on Girls Education at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai, Education Advocate and Co-founder of the Malala Fund speaks during a Press Conference on Girls Education at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai speaks during the Association of School and College Leaders annual conference at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai speaks during the Association of School and College Leaders annual conference at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai (L) of Pakistan poses with Elizabeth Archibald at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on July 30, 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai (L) of Pakistan poses with Elizabeth Archibald at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on July 30, 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai holds a bouquet of flowers, given to her on behalf of the Pakistani Prime Minster during a press conference at the Library of Birmingham after being announced as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on October 10, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai holds a bouquet of flowers, given to her on behalf of the Pakistani Prime Minster during a press conference at the Library of Birmingham after being announced as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on October 10, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai (L), 17-years-old, receives the 2014 Liberty Medal from Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center October 21, 2014 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Given annually, the medal honors men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. (Image: Getty Images)

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai (L), 17-years-old, receives the 2014 Liberty Medal from Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center October 21, 2014 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Given annually, the medal honors men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Malala Yousafzai attends a special screening of 'He Named Me Malala' on October 22, 2015 in London, England. (Image: Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai attends a special screening of 'He Named Me Malala' on October 22, 2015 in London, England. (Image: Getty Images)