UN acknowledges Malala as the ‘most popular teenager’ of the decade
In its ‘ Decade in Review ‘ survey, the UN has named Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai as “the world’s most famous teenager.”
Through section one of its overview series, which taking into account events that have taken place between 2010 and the end of 2013, the UN highlighted the destructive Haiti earthquake in 2010, the start of the current Syrian conflict for 2011 and the advocacy of Malala in support of girls ‘ education for 2012, published on Thursday by The News International.
In 2014, Malala had become the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in appreciation of her child’s rights efforts that began even before Taliban militants shot her in the head two years ago.
“The mugging has made waves all over the world and has been universally condemned. The same year, a special homage to Malala was performed at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Human Rights Day. Pressing for efforts to ensure the right of every child to go to school and advance the education of girls as an urgent priority, “the United Nations wrote in the review study.
“The advocacy and popularity of Malala have only risen since the killing. In 2017, she became a UN Messenger of Peace with a particular emphasis on the education of girls,” she said.
The 22-year-old had also been recently selected for his last issue of the decade by Teen Vogue as his cover guy.
The newspaper reported that it had agreed with the educational activist to “document” the last 10 years.