Angelina Jolie introduced Friday that she is stepping down from her function because the UNHCR’s particular envoy after greater than 20 years of working with the United Nations’ refugee company.
The Hollywood actress, 47, has carried out greater than 60 discipline missions with UNHCR, shining a highlight on the plight of hundreds of thousands of individuals displaced from their houses over the previous twenty years.
“After 20 years working throughout the UN system I really feel it’s time for me to work in another way, participating immediately with refugees and native organisations, and supporting their advocacy for options,” Jolie mentioned in a press release.
“I’ll proceed to do every little thing in my energy within the years to return to assist refugees and different displaced individuals.”
UNHCR referred to as her probably the most influential proponents of refugee rights.
The Oscar-winning US star has labored with UNHCR since 2001 and have become a particular envoy in 2012.
On this expanded function, she constructed consciousness and assist for refugees and referred to as for pressing options for individuals compelled to flee, UNHCR mentioned.
Jolie has “labored tirelessly… to bear witness to tales of struggling in addition to hope and resilience”, the Geneva-based company mentioned.
Most just lately, she travelled with UNHCR to Yemen and Burkina Faso to fulfill displaced individuals enduring two of essentially the most underfunded emergencies on the planet.
“We’re grateful for her a long time of service, her dedication, and the distinction she has made for refugees and other people compelled to flee,” mentioned UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi.
“After a protracted and profitable time with UNHCR, I respect her need to shift her engagement and assist her determination,” he mentioned.
“I do know the refugee trigger will stay near her coronary heart, and I’m sure she’s going to carry the identical ardour and a spotlight to a wider humanitarian portfolio.”
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