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Victoria Beckham is named United Nations Ambassador

A Spice Girl, a footballer's wife, mother, fashion designer and now a United Nations Ambassador

By Nalisa Alia Amin | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Video: Associated Press

No, Victoria Beckham isn't lost. She knows where she's at. On the day her very first boutique opened in London, the fashion designer was in New York where the United Nations named her the Goodwill Ambassador for the organisation's UNAIDS programme.

The mother of four has always been interested in charity, but has frequently been outshone by her husband in that area. Then a few months ago, Victoria pulled an Erin Brockoivich and felt a new responsibility after travelling to Cape Town, South Africa for mothers2mothers on mothers living with HIV.

"South Africa was a huge turning point for me. And I don't know, why has it taken for me to get to 40 years old to realise, I need to stand up? I need to use what I have to make a difference," she said.

You may remember the auction Victoria held, selling off hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of clothes and accessories from her wardrobe to raise money for mothers2mothers and the end of maternal transmission of HIV.

Aspiring fashionistas have noted Victoria as their fashion icon, now they can look up to her as a human rights icon. You go, Victoria.

Related: Victoria Beckham SS15


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