It has emerged that Victoria Beckham has been appointed as U.N.'s Goodwill Ambassador. She would be dealing with Joint Program on HIV/AIDS.
The 40-year-old former Spice Girls said that her "life-changing" trip to South Africa had made her aware of her "responsibilities" to raise awareness about the disease, and empower women on the whole, E! Online reported.
AdvertisementThe fashion designer wife of former footie ace David Beckham, who was introduced as a "wife, mother and businesswoman," attended the U.N. press conference in a smart blazer with a red HIV/AIDS ribbon and a crisp white top with blue pants, leaving the launch of her London fashion store.
She addressed the media saying that she's a "passionate" supporter of women and though it took her 40 years to realize that she has a duty as a woman, she wanted to do everything in her power to empower them.
Victoria, who also spoke at the Ending AIDS by 2030 event at the United Nations headquarters, added that it was the "beginning of an incredible journey" and she was not there just to sit and pretend.
The U.N. said in a statement that the mother-of four would be working to ensure that all children were born HIV free and that children and women affected by HIV had proper care and medical attention.