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Nobel Peace prize victor and education activist Malala Yousafzai delivered a strong message to President Donald Trump today after being named the youngest U.N. Messenger of Peace.

She leaped to global fame after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on a school bus in October 2012 for defending her right to attend school.

Nineteen-year-old Yousafzai became the 13th Messenger of Peace, joining, among others, actor Michael Douglas, naturalist Jane Goodall, and Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan.

The 19-year-old Nobel laureate hopes to advance girls' education through her new designation.

Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel peace prize in 2014 at age 17.

Malala now lives in Britain, where she received medical treatment after she was shot. "He did not share our Islam - a religion of learning, compassion and mercy", she said.

UN Messengers of Peace are chosen from the fields of literature, art, science, entertainment, sports and other areas of public life.

"This irony didn't escape me: the fact that this kind of Islamic extremism, (which) takes the shape of anti-girl, anti-women rights in every possible way. also arrived that day", Ambrose said in an interview.

Malala spoke of the attack in her address said in an address to legislators in the Canadian Parliament on Wednesday. The thing that I have realised from my experience in 19 years, they haven't learnt yet in their 50, 60+ years.

"Once you educate girls, you change the whole community, you change the whole society".

Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai has been made the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Mohammad Khan, a prominent human rights activist and lawyer based in Swat, said he was pleased that the worldwide community has appreciated Yousafzai's efforts and the ordeal she has gone through for the sake of women's rights and education. And I realized that if you remain silent, you are still going to be terrorized.

"You need to stand up ... you need to believe in yourselves", she told them.

Both Yousafzai and Guterres noted the challenges that refugee families face in camps.

The extremists tried all their best to stop me, they tried to kill me and they didn't succeed. She said Yousafzai's story hit close to her heart because there are women where she was born that still can't get an education. "People usually when they get all these honours become full of vanity, they become hard to access, but you are this fantastic example of friendship and simplicity that really makes us very, very, very appreciative".