United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has observed that Malala Yousafzai is not only a hero but a very committed and generous person. You are not only a hero, but you are a very committed and generous person,” Guterres told Yousafzai.
He made this observation when he handed the appointment letter to Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai as U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education. At 19, Yousafzai is the youngest Messenger of Peace, the highest honor given by the United Nations for an initial period of two years. She was also the youngest person to win the Nobel peace prize in 2014 when she was 17.