Taking a break from laying down tracks for her upcoming album, Alicia Keys visited the United Nations today to champion women’s empowerment during an UN AIDS Conference.

Polished and glowing in a navy suit, Alicia spoke on a panel titled “HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women’s Words.” Joined by fellow musician and philanthropist Annie Lenox, Alicia spoke in front of some of the world’s most influential diplomats.

For Alicia, this cause hit close to home. As global ambassador for the charity organization, Keep a Child Alive, Alicia has worked to advocate for AIDS treatment and raise funds to support programs that invest in children infected or at risk from HIV/AIDS. Speaking to those in attendance, she said:

“If we show the next generation of women and girls that we care by providing the resources to achieve universal access, this will empower them. If we do that, we will stop the epidemic in its tracks.”

While the star studded appearances certainly brought out the press, the UN used the opportunity to discuss the findings from its latest report, In Women’s Words: HIV priorities for positive change.

To download a PDF copy of the report, please click here.


  1. even though shes a homewrecker thats nice shes saving others

  2. guestonclutch


    simply bringing in money for the big pharma meds only serves to make big pharma meds bigger. and richer. the un does not have enough power to change the world. nor do rich celebrities. and by starting their own charities, and putting their own money into projects (which is nice), they are stepping in to do what should be a government job. stars should promote grassroots movements at home to pressure government to stop cooperating with, and aiding, these big pharma meds.

  3. Alexandra

    Some people may have their opinions on her but she’s still doing something great. She’s been very consistent in that area.

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