July 12, 2013
Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai (2nd R) is greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (2nd L), Vuk Jeremic (R), president of the UN General Assembly, and Gordon Brown (L, back to camera), United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, during the U.N. Youth Assembly. Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban while travelling to school last year in Pakistan, targeted because of her campaign for the right of all girls to an education. The U.N. has declared July 12 Malala Day, which is also Yousafzai's birthday.