United Nations: After attaining several heights all round the globe, Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has been made the youngest UN Messenger of Peace.
Malala is sharing this honour with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron.
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Hailing the Pakistani teenager as “the most famous student in the world” and the symbol of the cause of education for all, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed her on Monday as the Messenger of Peace for girls’ education.
After receiving her appointment, Yousafzai, who survived a terrorist attack for campaigning for girls’ education, said: “I have a second life for the purpose of education and I’ll continue working.”
People drawn from the arts, entertainment, sports, science and public service are appointed Messengers of Peace, each with special missions.