Angelina Jolie resigned as special envoy of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday, December 16. The 47-year-old actress released a statement. Joint statement with the organization, sharing that 21 years after starting work there, she will change her focus, but she is committed to continuing to do all she can to help the refugees .
The interrupted girl the star began her statement by thanking everyone she worked for for good. “I am grateful for the privilege and opportunity I have had to work with so many outstanding and dedicated UNHCR field officials and other colleagues who are doing lifesaving work around the globe and are being restored to their lives. serving as Special Envoy,” she said. “I will continue to do everything in my power over the coming years to support refugees and other migrants.”
She concluded by saying that she feels like more than two decades after starting working with the international team, she wants to change her focus. “After 20 years working in the United Nations system, I feel it is time to do something different, engage directly with refugees and local organizations, and support the advocacy of refugees. their solution,” she said.
Angelina has been a UNHCR ambassador since 2001. She has traveled the world to help spread awareness of the hardships that go under. refugees around the world experience, and have regularly donated and helped raise money to various organizations that provide aid to refugees. She documented some of her work in her 2003 memoir Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador. Besides the book, Angelina regularly posts about her humanitarian activities on her personal page. Instagram. The press release from Angelina and UNHCR highlights that she has carried out 60 field missions and notes that she will continue to work with refugees.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi also emphasized what the actress has done during her time working with UNHCR. “After a long and successful career with UNHCR, I appreciate her desire to change her commitment and support her decision. I know the refugee cause will always be in her heart, and I’m sure she will bring the same passion and interest to a broader humanitarian portfolio. I look forward to our continued friendship,” he said.