Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Angelina Jolie Named Special United Nations Refugee Envoy


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    Hollywoood star Angelina Jolie has been named special UN refugee envoy .The United nations refugee agency  elevated the Hollywood star from being a goodwill ambassador  to a special envoy, a role that will see her represent the organization to governments and diplomats.
    It is the first time the U.N. refugee agency has named a special envoy, said its spokesman Adrian Edwards  Elsewhere in the global body such posts are usually reserved for career diplomats or retired politicians.
   Jolie who recently got engaged to her long time partner brad pitt  has jetted the world on behalf of the organization over the past ten years, making high-profile visits to refugee camps  in Iraq, Haiti and Pakistan, among other places.
     Apart from her time, Jolie has also given large personal donations to the organization, which relies entirely on voluntary contributions from governments, companies and individuals.
   Jolie's new position will focus on the complex crises that result in the mass displacement of people, such as in Afghanistan and Somalia. In addition, on special occasions she will represent the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres.

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