Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist and champion of women’s education, has been named a UN Messenger of Peace, becoming the youngest person ever to receive the world body’s highest honor. She accepted the role with a special focus on girls’ education, according to the BBC. “Once you educate girls, you change the whole community, you change the whole society,” Yousafzai said at the acceptance ceremony in New York. “You need to stand up … you need to believe in yourselves. You are the real change-makers.” To learn more, read this CNN article, which also describes how Yousafzai was named an honorary citizen of Canada.