|UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira taping the new HIV/AIDS campaign public-service spot.|
By John Allison
NEW YORK, USA, 17 April 2006 – The UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign got a huge boost today with the release of a new public service announcement by international pop star Shakira.
In the 30-second spot, the Grammy-winning singer talks about the devastating impact HIV/AIDS can have on a child’s education.
“Millions of children are missing an education,” Shakira says in the PSA. “Missing their teachers who have died from the disease. Missing from class as they stay home to care for their dying mothers and fathers.”
Appointed by UNICEF in 2003, Shakira’s main commitment as a Goodwill Ambassador has been education.
“I’m a firm believer,” she asserts, “that education is the most efficient tool we have to make people aware and make our children aware, and to protect them from the scourge of the century, which is AIDS.”
17 April 2006:
Watch the new public service announcement recorded by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira for the UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign.