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
Sweet dreams, indeed.
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