ISLAMABAD – Hollywood actor and famous philanthropist Angelina Jolie has stepped down as a particular envoy for the UN refugee company (UNHCR) as she trying to work in a different way, exterior the highest diplomatic and political organisation.
The United Nations confirmed the event on Friday as Jolie, a long-time advocate for refugees, has submitted her resignation. After ending the long-term affiliation, the 47-year-old would now have interaction in a bigger set of humanitarian causes.
The Academy Award winner began working with the UN physique in 2001 and was appointed as its particular envoy in 2012, she participated in over 60 discipline missions to bear witness to tales of ache in addition to hope and perseverance, the press launch mentioned.
Joint Assertion by UNHCR and Angelina Jolie https://t.co/kVPs1qWelf
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UN additionally praised her position, recalling her highly effective voice that creates consciousness and help. Ms Jolie labored tirelessly, witnessing tales of struggling in addition to hope and resilience and visited war-torn areas like Yemen to fulfill displaced folks.
The activist additionally visited Pakistan this 12 months to attract worldwide consideration to the nation’s unfolding humanitarian disaster.
Jolie, one of many prime highest-paid actors on this planet, additionally expressed gratitude for the privilege of serving as a Particular Envoy.
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For her distinctive work, Angelina was awarded Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander.
Jolie earlier lamented little progress by United Nations in key areas and criticised the UN Safety Council members for abusing their veto authority.