Friday, September 22, 2017
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Malala meets world leaders at UNGA to discuss girls’ education

The Nobel Peace laureate urged world leaders to focus on education for girls

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Pakistani rights activist and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai met leaders from around the world on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where she urged them to focus on education for girls.

Malala’s Twitter timeline from this week shows glimpses of her one-on-one meetings with presidents and prime ministers from around the world.

She met Argentina’s vice president Gabriela Michetti and asked her to focus on education when Argentina hosts the G20 summit next year.

During her meeting with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, she talked about the need for more women teachers in Afghanistan.

Malala and Netherlands' prime minister discussed the country's commitment to education in conflict.

The 20-year-old Nobel laureate asked Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg to continue supporting girls' education.

She had a "great discussion" with French president Emmanuel Macron about education. 

And, of course, she also met Pakistan's PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session. 

"Honoured to meet PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. We are in agreement that the future of Pakistan relies on education," she tweeted.