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Malala Yousafzai: See Some of Her Best Accomplishments. The Making of Malala. Malala. Yousafzai: 16th birthday speech at the United Nations. Bismillah hir rahman ir rahim.In the name of God, the most merciful, the most beneficent.

Yousafzai: 16th birthday speech at the United Nations

Honourable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, Respected President General Assembly Vuk Jeremic Honourable UN envoy for Global education Mr Gordon Brown, Respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters; Today, it is an honour for me to be speaking again after a long time. Being here with such honourable people is a great moment in my life. I don't know where to begin my speech. I don't know what people would be expecting me to say. I would like to thank my nurses, doctors and all of the staff of the hospitals in Pakistan and the UK and the UAE government who have helped me get better and recover my strength. There are hundreds of human rights activists and social workers who are not only speaking for human rights, but who are struggling to achieve their goals of education, peace and equality.

So here I stand, one girl among many. I speak not for myself, but for all girls and boys. Moving moments from Malala's BBC diary. Image copyright Reuters Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming its youngest ever recipient.

Moving moments from Malala's BBC diary

In 2009 she wrote a diary chronicling life under Taliban rule in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley. Three years later militants shot her in the head. She survived and went on to be a global voice for education rights. Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter. Ayesha Mir didn’t go to school on Tuesday, Nov. 27, the day after a security guard found a shrapnel-packed bomb under her family’s car.

Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter

The 17-year-old Pakistani girl assumed, as did most people who learned about the bomb, that it was intended for her father, the television news presenter Hamid Mir, who often takes on the Taliban in his nightly news broadcasts. Traumatized by the near miss, Ayesha spent most of the day curled up in a corner of her couch, unsure whom to be angrier with: the would-be assassins or her father for putting himself in danger. She desperately wanted someone to help her make sense of things. At around 10:30 p.m., she got her wish. Ayesha’s father had just come home from work, and he handed her his BlackBerry. Malala Yousafzai: Taliban shooting victim flown to UK. 15 October 2012Last updated at 10:43 ET The BBC's Richard Galpin reports from Birmingham where Malala Yousafzai is being treated The 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen is being flown to the UK for medical treatment.

Malala Yousafzai: Taliban shooting victim flown to UK

Malala Yousafzai has until now been at a military hospital in Rawalpindi, with doctors saying her progress over the next few days would be "critical". She remains in a serious condition after the attack, which the Taliban said they had carried out because she had been "promoting secularism". Pakistan's interior minister has said the attack was planned abroad. Those involved would soon be caught, said Rehman Malik, without giving further details. Bone damage Malala left Pakistan on board an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by a full medical team.

Details of her departure were not announced until she had already left the country because of security concerns. Malala Yousafzai: Portrait of the girl blogger. Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai first came to public attention in 2009 when she wrote a BBC diary about life under the Taliban.

Malala Yousafzai: Portrait of the girl blogger

Now recovering from surgery after being shot by the militants, the campaigner for girls' rights is in the spotlight again. Malala was 11 when she began writing a diary for BBC Urdu. Her blogs described life under Taliban rule from her home town of Mingora, in the northwest region of Pakistan she affectionately calls "My Swat". I am afraid - 3 January 2009 "I had a terrible dream yesterday with military helicopters and the Taliban. On my way from school to home I heard a man saying 'I will kill you'. By 2009, the Taliban controlled much of the Swat Valley and applied their austere interpretation of sharia law. "When the Taliban came to Swat they banned women from going to the market and they banned shopping," Malala told the BBC last year. But Malala's primary objection was to the Taliban's prohibition of female education.

Interrupted sleep - 15 January 2009. Malala's journey from near death to recovery. Malala Yousafzai returns to school for the first time at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England, on March 19.

Malala's journey from near death to recovery

The 15-year-old said she had "achieved her dream. " Malala was one of seven people featured on the cover of Time's 100 most influential people edition of the magazine in April. The teen was discharged from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, in February. Malala Yousufzai, 15, reads a book on November 7 at the hospital. Pakistan's Malala: Global symbol, but still just a kid. Malala Yousufzai's father, an educator, taught her to stand up for her rightsIn 2009, the Taliban issued an edict that all girls in her region be banned from schoolsMalala spoke out, blogged and appeared in a documentary, refusing to follow their ordersAfter a 2010 meeting with a top diplomat, she wanted ice cream, revealing she was still just a kid (CNN) -- Eleven-year-olds sometimes have trouble sleeping through the night, kept awake by monsters they can't see.

But Malala Yousufzai knew exactly what her monsters looked like. They had long beards and dull-colored robes and had taken over her city in the Swat Valley, in northwestern Pakistan. It was such a beautiful place once, so lush and untouched that tourists flocked there to ski. But that was before 2003, when the Taliban began using it as a base for operations in nearby Afghanistan.