Malala urges young people to campaign for change

Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai urges young people to start working now to change world

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, told more than 500 young people that they should start working right now to change the world.

She said raising her voice helped bring a change for girls who were not allowed to go to school in Pakistan's troubled Swat valley where she lived until she was shot.

"So my message to you is that you raise and highlight the issues that you are facing and you are suffering," Malala said at an event Monday to launch 500 days of action to achieve U.N. goals to fight poverty.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the youngsters: "Be proud of yourself. At the same time be responsible as a global citizen. Then we can change this world."