American actress Angelina Jolie has left the post of Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Organization for Refugees. The Oscar-winning actress says she will continue to fight for the rights of refugees.
Famous American actress Angelina Jolie has retired from the post of Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Organization for Refugees. The announcement was made by the 47-year-old Oscar-winning actress and UNHCR in a joint statement released on Friday, December 16.
In the statement, Angelina Jolie said that in the context of the ongoing crisis in the world, she wants to “broaden the scope of responsibilities” and that she will continue her fight for the rights of refugees. In this statement, the head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, thanked Angelina Jolie for her services and assured her of his support for her new ambitions.
Angelina Jolie has been working with UNHCR since 2001 and was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the organization in 2012.
As the Special Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie has been meeting and visiting affected areas to draw global attention to refugees and disaster victims around the world.
She has visited Pakistan after the terrible earthquake in 2005 and after the severe floods in 2010 and this year.
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