The Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai (15) was selected for UNA-USA's Global Leadership Award called Champion for Global Change Award for 2013, in the month of May 2013. Malala Yousafzai was shot in 2012 by Taliban for promotion of girl education.
She will receive the Champion for Global Change Award for 2013 at Gotham Hall on 6 November 2013 in the event which will be hosted by UN Foundation and benefits UN Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA)'s Global Classrooms Model UN programme.
It was declared on 20 May 2013 that Malala will receive the UNA-USA's Global Leadership Award for advocating education as well as empowerment of girls across the world. In 2012, the UN Secretary, General Ban Ki-moon had declared 10 November as the Malala Day. She was also given the title of daughter of the United Nations.
UN Foundation as well as UNA-USA, together represents a single largest network of American supporters of UN.
List of awardees selected for UNA-USA's Global Leadership Award 2013:
• Malala Yousafzai for advocating education of girls and empowerment of girls
• Front-line polio workers for commitment to vaccine those who have threat of contracting polio
• 10x10 for efforts to make sure that all girls receive education
• GE Africa for helping the countries in Africa on challenges to meet the demands of water and clean energy