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Annie Lennox named UNAIDS goodwill ambassador

Geneva: Scottish rock singer Annie Lennox has become a spokeswoman for the UN agency fighting HIV/AIDS.

Here appointment as UNAIDS goodwill ambassador Wednesday, and she pledged to address the "daily brutality faced by millions of women and girls" suffering from the disease.

The 55-year-old musician achieved fame with The Eurythmics, whose "Sweet Dreams" reached No. 1 in the United States in 1983.

She has since performed as a solo artist and spoken out on political issues. Her "SING" campaign raises awareness for AIDS-infected women in southern Africa.

Lennox said: "If we are to end the cycle of human devastation triggered by the AIDS epidemic, we must address the rights of women and girls and challenge their second class citizen status, which puts them at greater risk of HIV."

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