After more than twenty years, Angelina Jolie is stepping down as ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She announced via Instagram that the American actress will continue to work for refugees.
“I believe in many things the UN does, especially in the lives saved through emergency aid. UNHCR is full of amazing people who make a difference to the lives of others every day. Refugees are the people I love most in the world and I am committed to working with them for the rest of my life.” My life,” writes the 47-year-old Jolie, without elaborating on which organizations she plans to work with. go to work .
Jolie became a UN ambassador in 2001 and was promoted in 2012 when she became a special envoy. That is why I traveled regularly to refugee camps and conflict zones. In total, she has flown over sixty field missions. She recently visited Ukraine, Yemen and Burkina Faso, among others.
UNHCR is grateful for all the work the actress has done. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement that she had “made a difference” to people forced to flee. “After a long and successful time, I support her desire to change her involvement. I know that the refugee cause will remain close to her heart, and I am sure that she will bring the same passion and interest to a broader humanitarian file.”
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