Tipperary International Peace Award winner to address the United Nations.


The winner of the 2012 Tipperary International Peace Award will address the United Nations today.

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Youstafzai will mark her 16th birthday by delivering a speech calling on governments to ensure free compulsory education for every child.

Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out for the right to education – she now lives in England.

Today has been dubbed “Malala Day”.