Victoria Beckham becomes UN goodwill ambassador


Victoria Beckham was the new face on the United Nations stage in New York today. The pop star turned UN goodwill ambassador talked about the plight of babies born with the HIV virus in South Africa.

‘I’m a woman and a mother and I want to reach out to women': Victoria Beckham speaks at the UN as she is named goodwill ambassador.

Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model and singer. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British music magazine Top of the Pops.

After the Spice Girls split, she was signed to Virgin Records and Telstar Records and had four UK Top 10 singles. Her first release, “Out of Your Mind”, reached Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.

  • Victoria Beckham made her debut on the political world stage today.
  • Former Spice Girl will work with UN as ambassador for UNAIDS campaign.
  • She was inspired after a trip to Cape Town as part of the Born Free initiative.
  • Said she had worked with Aids charities through ‘dear friend’ Sir Elton John.
  • Elton John Aids Foundation tweeted congratulations to singer after speech.
  • The former Spice Girl missed the opening of her London store to be there.
  • The fashion designer said: ‘It’s taken me to get to 40 to realize I have a responsibility as a woman and as a mother’.

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