Few will receive invitations to speak at the United Nations, but many celebrities will be clamoring to get their mitts on one now that their colleagues Emma Watson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Victoria Beckham have all done it with such success.
The latter delivered an emphatic and impassioned speech at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, skipping out on the opening of her first UK store (but sending husband David in her stead). In a conversation with UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé, the designer and Goodwill Ambassador for the same campaign said, "I'm a mother. I'm a woman. I want to reach out and help as many women and mothers as I can. Babies should not be born with HIV."
She also recalled a recent trip to Cape Town, which convinced her of her responsibility to advocate for women and children: "And for some reason people will listen to what I have to say, so I'm going to speak on behalf of the incredible women and the incredible charities that are working so desperately hard in these countries … I'm going to lend my voice."
Persons of interest using their fame for good: Now that's a trend we can get behind.
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