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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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New York, 10 November 2012 - Secretary-General's video message in support of Malaya Yousafzai and Girls' Education

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, Mr. 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.


Statements on 10 November 2012