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After Malala Day (November 10, 30 days after she was shot at) was instituted by the UN and Angelina Jolie proposed she be given the peace Nobel, Malala Yousufzai's father has been given a job at the UN.
Daily Times reported on December 11: "The father of Malala Yousufzai... has been named a UN special adviser on global education, UN envoy Gordon Brown said... Ziauddin Yousufzai, Malala's father, is a former teacher and headmaster and has been appointed to help in what Brown has dubbed a new 'Malala Plan' to get all girls into school around the world by the end of 2015. Brown is also pushing for Malala's birthday, July 12, to be designated a day of action each year when children around the world are invited to march, demonstrate, petition and pray for education to be delivered worldwide."
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was touring England and France, again, for the cause of Malala. On December 9, The News carried a report with a picture of Zardari and his younger daughter, Asifa, visiting Malala at the Birmingham hospital. "The president told Malala that... Pakistan and the world were proud of her sacrifice and stood by her mission of educating girls and standing against extremism... 'You are... the nation's daughter, and we all salute you,' he told her," the report stated. In Paris, Zardari spoke at "Stand up for Malala", an event hosted by UNESCO and the Pakistan government. The Nation reported on December 10: "President Asif Ali Zardari... said Malala was a symbol of peace and moderate Pakistan... 'We are facing two forces in the country, Malala represents the forces of peace and we are fighting with the forces of darkness, hatred and violence,' the president said..." On this occasion, a Malala Fund was set up under an MoU between the UNESCO and Pakistan, for which the latter has pledged seed money of $10 million.