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epa04417123 Victoria Beckham, British businesswoman , fashion designer and singer speaks at a press conference  where she was appointed UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador during the general debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, NY, USA, 25 September 2014.  EPA/PETER FOLEY Victoria beckham was suited and booted for the UN General Assembly (Picture: EPA/Peter Foley)

Victoria Beckham says she feels it’s her responsibility to help fight AIDS after she skipped her store opening in London to be appointed an official UN Aids Goodwill Ambassador for the cause.

The suited and booted designer told New York’s UN General Assembly how a recent mercy mission to visit sufferers in South Africa ‘changed’ her for life and that she now has a voice people are willing to listen too.

‘I’ve supported many AIDS charities over the years. I’ve been a patron to the Elton John AIDS Foundation for over 20 years,’ the 40-year-old designer said.

‘So I have always been involved but in the background and when I was lucky enough to visit South Africa a few months ago. It changed how I feel. It really did.’

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham, left, speaks alongside Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS, during a news conference announcing her as a United Nation's Goodwill Ambassador during the 69th U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) She has long been a patron of…

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