First Youth Take Over Day

First Youth Take Over Day

On 12th July, young people took over the United Nations in New York for the first Youth take over day.

Over 500 students, ranging from 12 to 25 years old from over 30 countries and 100 organisations called for quality universal education for all in a unique Youth Assembly.

The 12th of July also marked Malala Yousafzai’s 16th birthday. Malala is a courageous education rights campaigner who was shot on her school bus by the Taliban for being a schoolgirl.

 

Find out more:

http://tinyurl.com/mfy93l9

http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2013/sgsm15166.doc.htm