Pakistan News / Malala Day > The United Nations announced to observe November 10 as Malala Day to express solidarity with Malala Yousufzai, a children rights activist based in Swat for her cause of girls education.
From now on, Malala Day will be observed every year on November 10 around the globe to honor the young Pakistani activist who raised her voice for girls’ education.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office, in its statement, said Pakistan hails all voices raised in support of Malala and the UN’s Secretary General Ban ki-Moon’s statement in this regard, adding the culprits of attack on her, will be brought to justice soon.
Ban extended his support to the young girl and her fight for education, describing her as the “global symbol” of every girl’s right to an education.
The UN boss noted citizens from across the globe are speaking out for Malala and on behalf of the 61 million children who do not go to school.
“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,” Ban said in a brief video message posted on the UN website.
He called the international community to join the UN campaign to put education first “for Malala and girls and boys throughout the world”