See all the pictures from Victoria Beckham's first UN trip to Soweto
Pop star, designer and now a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN – it seems there aren’t many things Victoria Beckham can’t conquor. Travelling to Soweto in South Africa, the 40-year-old met with mothers and babies affected by HIV, on behalf of UNAIDS and The AIDS Foundation, which was set up by showbiz pal Elton John.
Tweeted a selection of moving photos from her time in Soweto, including ones of her holding a young baby and chatting with mothers living with HIV, Victoria tweeted ‘In the last 3 years @ejaf have helped over 60,000 mothers give birth to HIV free babies. X vb’, highlighting the work already done by Elton John’s charity.
Victoria also showed off her artistic side, sharing a picture of herself spraying graffiti on a wall, which was accompanied by the tweet ‘Education + art = Aids free future @UNAIDS x vb’.
It was just last month that the UN announced Victoria had been appointed as an ambassador for UNAIDS. Victoria said of her new venture:
‘For some reason people will listen to me. This is the beginning of an incredible journey for me. I have people mentoring me. I am going back to South Africa in a few weeks and then further afield next year.’
‘I would do anything for my children and I think every woman has the right to health and every woman has the right to give their children a healthy future. Elton [John] is a very dear friend of mine and David’s and we’ve been patrons of the Elton John Aids Foundation for 20 years, so I have been working a lot with lots of Aids charities.’