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Malala Yousafzai Calls for Change at UN Sustainable Development Summit

Malala Yousafzai Calls for Change at UN Sustainable Development Summit

On Friday, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

At the U.N. Sustainable Development Summit, 193 world leaders met to commit to 17 goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change for all people in all countries, according to the United Nations.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke to the U.N. about education, to ensure that her education goal is met.

"Education in not a privilege, it is a right," said Yousafzai, who was accompanied by 193 young representing the countries of the U.N., according to the Huffington Post.

"Education is hope, education is peace."

Yousafzai specifically spoke about how the refugee crisis is affecting schooling for young people and reminded the U.N. of their prior commitments, such as the "Bring Our Girls Back" movement — which has yet to be fulfilled.

On Wednesday, Yousafzai launched a new global education campaign called Stand #withMalala.

According to the Huffington Post, the initiative encourages supporters to tell their leaders to offer 12 free years of education to all children, build awareness by spreading the hashtag on social media and donating to the Malala Fund.

Her documentary is slated to hit theaters on October 2.

"The world needs a change. It cannot change itself. It's me, it's you, it's all of us who have to bring that."

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