#GirlPower: Spice Girls' Wannabe Video Has Been Remade By The UN

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Jul 6 2016 / 04:54 AM

Victoria Beckham has praised the video, which features female artists telling world leaders what they "really, really want" in 2016

#GirlPower: Spice Girls' Wannabe Video Has Been Remade By The UN
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The Spice Girls' timeless 'girl power' message has been reimagined for the 21st century in a powerful new music video released by the UN today.

20 years after it was first released, the girl band's debut single Wannabe has been remade by artists from India, Nigeria, South Africa,  the UK, USA and Canada, who are telling world leaders what girls and women "really really want" in 2016 as the song lyrics go. The film, which was made by Project Everyone in partnership with Getty Images and SAWA, is part of the UN's Global Goals campaign for girls and women. 

"I think this film is a wonderful idea," said Victoria Beckham. "How fabulous it is that after 20 years, the legacy of the Spice Girls - 'girl power' - is being used to encourage and empower a whole new generation." 

"This is about modern day Girl Power," said the film's director MJ Delaney. "The Spice Girls were about a group of different women joining together and being stronger through that bond, and these differences are what we want to celebrate in this film, while showing there are some universal things that all girls, everywhere, really really want."

Watch the film below:

Via Harper's Bazaar UK