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UN declares Malala Yousafzai 'most famous teenager of decade'

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Malala Yousafzai. Photo: Teen Vogue

The United Nations (UN) has declared Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai as "" in its Decade in Review.

天天色综合,天天干影视In part one of its review series, which takes into account events that happened between 2010 and the end of 2013, the UN highlighted the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010, the beginning of the ongoing Syrian conflict for 2011 and Malala's work in favour of girls’ education for the year 2012.

天天色综合,天天干影视In 2014, Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts for children's rights. 

On October 2012, Malala was shot in the head at point-blank range by the Taliban as she was returning home from her school in Swat valley.

Read also: Malala honoured by Harvard for promoting girls' education

天天色综合,天天干影视"The attack made waves around the world, and was widely condemned: on Human Rights Day that year, a special tribute to Malala was held at the Paris headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), pushing for action to ensure every girl’s right to go to school, and to advance girls’ education as an urgent priority," UN wrote.

天天色综合,天天干影视"Malala’s activism and profile have only grown since the assassination attempt. She became a UN Messenger of Peace in 2017, with a special focus on girls’ education," it added. 

Read also: Malala Yousafzai featured on Teen Vogue's last cover of the decade

The 22-year-old was also recently chosen by as as its cover person for its last issue of the decade.

天天色综合,天天干影视The magazine announced it had decided to “reflect” the last ten years with the education activist. 

“The last ten years have been rooted in the brilliant, world-changing demands of teens across the world. As Teen Vogue reflected on this, we knew there was one perfect person to sit down and reflect on this wild decade with: Malala Yousafzai,” the US publication said.

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