“After 20 years of working within the United Nations system, I feel the time has come for me to work differently, directly serving refugees and local organizations,” says the actress.
After 21 years of good and faithful service, Angelina Jolie has decided to leave the role of special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR), as she wishes to “work differently” and on humanitarian issues of wider interest.
“After 20 years of working within the United Nations system, I feel the time has come for me to work differently, directly serving refugees and local organizations,” the actress said in a statement released today by the UNHCR.
Joint Statement by UNHCR and Angelina Jolie https://t.co/kVPs1qWelf
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) December 16, 2022
Angelina Jolie, one of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses, has carried out more than 60 missions for UNHCR, ensuring that her celebrity draws media attention to the problems faced by refugees. Recently, he went to Yemen and Burkina Faso to meet with displaced people who are experiencing “two urgent situations”, among the most underfunded and least known in the world, the statement added.
Angelina Jolie will end her role as a special envoy for the UN refugee agency after 21 years of humanitarian work as one of the most famous public faces representing the organization.https://t.co/LAnRNPc1Pl
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 16, 2022
Filippo Grandi, the head of HCR, expressed his gratitude for Jolie’s “decades of service and commitment”, stressing that she “made a difference for refugees and displaced people”.
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