Malala Yousafzai poses with Amina Yusuf after a press conference during the United Nations General Assembly held at the United Nations on Friday afternoon (September 25) in New York City.
The 18-year-old education advocate spoke at the conference after speaking at the assembly along with 193 youth representatives from the Organization’s 193 Member States, where they asked world leaders to promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education.
“World leaders sitting there, look up because the future generation is raising their voice,” Malala said. “Today, we are 193 young people representing billions more. Each lantern we hold represents the hope we have for our future because of the commitments you have made to the global goals. I’m hopeful that we all in the UN will be united in the goal of education and peace, and that we will make this world not just a better place, but the best place to live. Education is hope, education is peace.”
Later on, Malala made an appearance on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where she showed off her cool card tricks.
Malala Yousafzai – Call to Action
Malala Yousafzai & Stephen Do Card Tricks