International footballer David Beckham has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United.
In 2005 he became a Goodwill Ambassador with a special focus on our Sport for Development programme. He has travelled with UNICEF to see our projects in action, supported our emergency work and added his voice to our global Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign. In 2009 he visited South Africa, where he saw UNICEF supporting children and families living with HIV and AIDS.
In 2011, David had a chance to see UNICEF's work in the Philippines, where he visited UNICEF projects and centres supporting children who had formerly lived on the streets.
David continues to be an active supporter of UNICEF, raising money through fundraising events, supporting UNICEF UK's Soccer Aid activities and helping publicise UNICEF's work in emergencies. Most recently, David highlighted the urgent need to provide food for the world's poorest children when he met UK's Prime Minister David Cameron for a hunger summit at Downing Street in July 2012.
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