By The Editors
Malala Day will be held on her 16th birthday, July 12. Malala, the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in history, was shot in the head in October 2012 because of her fight for girls’ right to an education. Malala has been featured in Time magazine as one of “The 100 Most Influential People In The World”.
Former British Prime Minister and current United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown launched one of the petitions in Malala’s name demanding that all children worldwide be in school by the end of 2015. Other petitions were for her nomination to the Nobel Peace Prize. Three million global citizens signed the petitions.
On Malala Day, young leaders from around the world will convene in New York at the United Nations to speak out for education as part of a special youth assembly organized by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education in collaboration with the President of the UN General Assembly. The session will be held by Malala and participants will present their call for action on global education — to reach the goal of education for all by 2015 — to the United Nations.
The Youth Advocacy Group of the Global Education First Initiative is soliciting global youth input on the draft of the outcomes document entitled, “The Youth Resolution: The Education We Want.” The draft document was posted and distributed online yesterday (June 3) and will be open for public comments until June 14.
Please consider contributing to this important document.