Victoria Beckham is to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York
Her first ever store opens on London’s Dover Street today, but Victoria Beckham won’t actually be there to enjoy cutting the ribbons herself.
The 40 year-old mother of four jetted to New York on Wednesday night and will make her debut speech as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador at the organisation’s General Assembly today.
Supporting the UNAIDS campaign, VB will take to the podium alongside Executive Director Michel Sidibé, joining a day of discussions on global issues from the Ebola crisis to the distribution of the world food programme.
‘Good luck to the team for my first store opening tomorrow @VBDoverSt! X vb #VBDoverSt,’ Victoria tweeted last night. ‘On my way to #NYC to support @UNAIDS x vb #UNGA.’
Adding wo-manitarian to her already crowded CV, VB joins the likes of Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson, who have also used their status to draw attention to United Nations causes.
The three day long event closes on Saturday night with a speech from the Secretary-General at the Global Citizen Festival concert – headlined by Jay Z and No Doubt.
Victoria’s United Nations speech is at 3:30pm UK time – check back later for updates from the conference.