Malala Yousafzai to become youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai (19) as Messenger of Peace. With this, she becomes UN’s youngest-ever Messenger of Peace, the highest honour bestowed by the UN on a global citizen. Pakistani education activist Malala became a global symbol of the fight for girls education after being shot in the head in October 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education. She had survived the deadly attack and became an advocate for millions of girls denied formal education around the world.