News for May 15, 2006

Actress Naomi Watts takes up new role as UNAIDS rep

5/15/06, 6:55 pm EST - Xoanon

UNITED NATIONS May 15, 2006 (AP) Naomi Watts has been named a special representative to the U.N. program for HIV/AIDS. The "King Kong" actress just returned from a trip to Zambia, where she saw hospitals, homes and schools where lives have been destroyed by AIDS. "Given these stark realities, I can no longer stand on the sidelines," Watts told a news conference Monday. "I want to use this position as a way to spread the word, to tell people what I saw." [More]