Friday, June 4, 2010

This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

In recent celeb news a former Eurythmic got a UN appointment, some Hollywood stars lent a hand in the Gulf, and an ex-Idol asked fans to give back. Here are this week's most inspirational pop culture moments.

Annie Lennox Becomes a UN Ambassador

Scottish singer Annie Lennox is not a new voice in the resounding celebrity chorus that speaks out about HIV/Aids issues. Back in 2007, she even founded her own campaign called Sing, in support of women and children affected by the South African AIDS pandemic.

But, this week, Lennox was asked to speak out officially on HIV/Aids issues for the United Nations as the International Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. In her position for UNAIDS, Lennox wants to "address the rights of women and girls and challenge their second class citizen status, which puts them at greater risk of HIV."

The UNAIDS Executive Director, Michael Sidibe, said of the pop stars involvement, "I am sure with her incredible passion and presence, she will raise awareness of the terrible toll HIV has taken on women and girls."

Sweet dreams, indeed.

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