Concern officials said the award would be given to Malala in recognition of her efforts for human rights and especially her struggle to protect girls’ right to education. The award ceremony will be held in 2014.
Last week, the education activist was handed the EU’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
She was also named among the 16 most influential teens of 2013 by Time magazine.
The 16-year-old girl, who was among the top contenders for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, was awarded Glamour’s Women of the Year award this month.
The irresolute Malala, who aims to become prime minister of Pakistan one day, is committed to carry on her mission of promotion of girls’ education despite threats by the Taliban insurgents who shot her in head last year in Swat valley.
The brave daughter of Pakistan has won the European Union’s annual human rights award, Children’s International Nobel Award and 2013 Ambassador of Conscience award of Clinton Foundation.