Angelina Jolie's New UNHCR Role: Special Envoy!
In her new role, the 36-year-old actress “is expected to focus on large-scale crises resulting in the mass displacement of people, to undertake advocacy and represent UNHCR and Guterres at the diplomatic level, engaging with relevant interlocutors on global displacement issues,” UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva.
“High Commissioner Guterres is grateful to Ms. Jolie for accepting this role at a critical time in global displacement. Her new status as Special Envoy is effective immediately,” Adrian added.
Angelina has been a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for a decade, conducting more than 40 field visits around the world where she’s been an advocate on behalf of refugees.