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UN chief for 'Malala Day' on Nov 10

November 09, 2012 - Updated 1745 PKT
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UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has added his voice in support of observing November 10 as 'Global Day of Action for Malala Yousafzai', who is recovering from her bullet injuries in a British hospital, saying education is a fundamental human right.


In a video message placed on the United Nations' website, the UN chief said, "Malala Yousafzai is a global symbol of every girl's right to an education.


"On November 10th, citizens from across the globe are speaking out for Malala and on behalf of the 61 million children still not in school.


My Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, will deliver a petition in support of Malala and the universal right to education.


"I am adding my voice to the messages from over 1 million people across the globe. "Education is a fundamental human right. It is a pathway to development, tolerance and global citizenship.


"Join us in our campaign to put education first "for Malala and girls and boys throughout the world."

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