The United Nations says Bollywood icon and formerwinner Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been named an international goodwill ambassadorfor UNAIDS, the joint UN programme on AIDS and HIV.
At a press conference Monday, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe welcomed Aishwarya to the UNAIDS family.
Rai, who gave birth to her first child in November, in her new role, she will help raise awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children along with keeping their particular moms in existence.
Speaking on this occasion, Aishwarya said: "I am honoured to accept this appointment."
"I strongly believe that every baby should be born free from HIV. And I wish that every woman living with HIV stays healthy and has access to treatment. I promise that with UNAIDS, I will do my utmost to make this happen," she added.
The plan Rai is going to be endorsing targets on 24 international locations, such as India, which often take into account over 90 p'cent connected with brand-new HIV attacks amongst babies.
The new appointment will be one of Rai's first and most important associations with the United Nations.