Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Malala Day London

MalalaSecretary-General Speaks with Global Education Champion Malala Yousafzai (UN Photo)

Malala Yousafzai will visit United Nations Headquarters on Friday 12th July to reinforce Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message about the importance of ensuring global access to quality education, while stressing that no girl or boy should face unsafe circumstances when exercising this basic right. “On 12 July, Malala will be joined by hundreds of students from more than 80 countries in a unique Youth Assembly, where diplomats will take a back seat as young people take over the UN,” Mr. Ban said. “They will gather to issue a global call for quality education for all.”


Malala is the Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights campaigner who, along with friends, was shot by the Taliban for attending classes. During her UN visit, which coincides with her 16th birthday, Malala will share her experiences and raise awareness about the importance of education, particularly for girls around the world.


Plan UK, A World at School and Southbank Centre present a series of activities in South Bank, London, to stand in solidarity with Malala and young people everywhere campaigning for the right to education.


Activities include a screening of Malala's first public address since the shocking attack, live from the UN in New York, a youth-led panel discussion with very special guests and the premiere of a new film about girls' education. Throughout 11 and 12 July, the drop-in Malala Digital Newsroom takes over the Soft Space at Queen Elizabeth Hall in South Bank.


For more details about the programme, please click here