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Angelina Jolie: United Nations Security Council Meeting!

Angelina Jolie: United Nations Security Council Meeting!

Angelina Jolie speaks before a United Nations Security Council Meeting on “Women and Peace and Security and Sexual Violence in Conflict” held at the UN Headquarters on Monday morning (June 24) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actress, who is a Special Envoy for the UNCHR, criticized the UN Security Council powers for their lack of action over wartime rapes.

“You set the bar,” Angie told the council (via the Huffington Post). “If the … council sets rape and sexual violence in conflict as a priority it will become one and progress will be made. If you do not, this horror will continue.”

“Let us be clear what we are speaking of: Young girls raped and impregnated before their bodies are able to carry a child, causing fistula,” she continued. “Boys held at gunpoint and forced to sexually assault their mothers and sisters. Women raped with bottles, wood branches and knives to cause as much damage as possible. Toddlers and even babies dragged from their homes, and violated.”

“Meet your commitments, debate this issue in your parliaments, mobilize people in your countries, and build it into all your foreign policy efforts,” she urged. “Together, you can turn the tide of global opinion, shatter impunity and finally put an end to this abhorrence.”

Before the meeting, Angelina was spotted giving a hug to Zainab Hawa Bangura, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violent in Conflict.

FYI: Angelina is wearing Saint Laurent.


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JaJaJared @ 06/24/2013 at 3:55 pm

Her Speech was great!!!

# 2

Wow, what a woman! To speak before the UN Security Council meeting … and looking mighty good while doing it too. I am so proud to be an Angelina fan. Such a woman of substance.

# 3

Can anybody tell me who the African lady, in pink shawl, hugging Angie is ?

# 4

BEAUTIFUL SPEECH.

Angie is a remarkable woman. Let’s hope a difference is made. She is beyond dedicated.

# 5

She’s so beautiful.

# 7

An amazingly inspirational woman!

I admire & respect her so much.

Thank you Angie for all your hard work on behalf of ALL women & children ALL around the world. KUDOS!

# 8

She is amazing well loved and respected

# 9

Beautiful speech and beautiful woman… She is looking stunning
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Why Angelina Jolie Means So Much to the United Nations

June 24, 2013

Mark Leon Goldberg

Women | Angelina Jolie, Sexual Violence

It may surprise people to learn, but Angelina is not a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations; nor is she some sort of official celebrity spokesperson. Rather, she is a full fledged diplomat. In 2010 after years of serving as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency the High Commissioner for Refugees made her his special envoy. She represents the UN Refugee Agency to other diplomats, governments and officials around the world.

But what obviously distinguishes her from other international civil servants is that she’s Angelina Jolie. By virtue of her star power, she can draw significant attention to issues that otherwise might pass without much notice from the mainstream press.

Today was a good case in point. The Security Council held a special session on addressing sexual violence in armed conflict. This issue has been a priority for Secretary General Ban Ki Moon since 2010 when he first appointed a special representative for sexual violence in armed conflict. A Security Council resolution backing up the work of this special representative is an important moment for the UN system, but it probably would have gone generally unnoticed outside Turtle Bay if not for the fact that Angelina Jolie testified at the Security Council today.

Hayes Brown offers a good summary of her remarks:

Jolie told the Security Council to look beyond the vast numbers of men, women, and children who had been the victim of sexual violence, and instead remember that each of those numbers is “a person with a name, personality, a story, and dreams no different than ours and those of our children.” She went on to describe some of the stories she had heard in her time in refugee camps, including one from a woman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose five year-old had been raped in plain-view of a police station. A Syrian woman Jolie met with in her visit to a refugee camp in Jordan last week asked that her name and face be withheld so as to not to provoke future reprisals against her, Jolie told the Council.

“The United Nations charter is clear that you, the Security Council, have primary responsibility for the maintenence of international peace and security,” Jolie reminded the body, scorning the lack of prosecution of rapists among the ranks militaries and militias and the low priority the international community had given the issue. “Rape as a weapon of war is an assault on security and a world in which these crimes happen is one in which there is not, and never will be, peace,” she said. Refusal to act, Jolie stressed, is not an option:

JOLIE: I understand there are many things that it is difficult for the Security Council to agree on, but sexual violence in conflict should not be one of them.That it is a crime to rape young children is not something anyone in this room would not be able to agree on. [...] That young Syrian rape victim is here because you represent her. That five year-old child in the Congo must count because you represent her. And in her eyes, if her attacker gets away with his crimes, it is because you have allowed it. You set the bar. If the United Nations Security Council sets rape and sexual violence in conflict as a priority, it will become one and progress will be made. If you do not, this horror will continue.

Here’s why this matters. The special representative for sexual violence in armed conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura cannot force countries to make rape a criminal offense. Nor can Ms. Bangura issue ultimatums to militaries to train their troops in such a way that protects women, rather than targets then. Rather, her success ultimately depends on the willingness of governments to make combating sexual violence a priority.

What generally tips countries on the fence is a kind of of peer pressure. That’s where Angelina Jolie comes in. When she speaks at the Security Council, more than just the usual UN-watchers take notice. Her speech concluded only a couple of hours ago and there are already hundreds of news articles about her remarks, syndicated through the wires. This is awareness raising in action. And it can have real-world consequences for the global fight against sexual violence in armed conflict.

- See more at: http://www.undispatch.com/why-angelina-jolie-means-so-much-to-the-united-nations#sthash.DPby45LF.dpuf

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Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

@///: Please read the top of the page of this article. I believe the name of the person you are asking about is at the end if the article.

I like Angie’s speech, she broke it down quite succinctly what those women and children are fighting to prevent. Children being raped and impregnated before their bodies are able to carry a child. Boys being held at gunpoint and being forced to rape their mothers, and sisters. Women being raped with bottles, ect. Now if anyone does not understand what Angie is fighting for is very dense.I’m so proud to be a fan of Angelina and Brad.

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Adorkable Jolie @ 06/24/2013 at 4:20 pm

Is it weird that I find her adorkable? Not a word usually used to describe Angelina Jolie. Her daughter Shiloh has the exact same smile as her.

I found Angie’s speech to the UN incredibly powerful. I found it difficult reading about the examples she gave of the different types of brutality that people had witnessed during war.
I think that she is doing a remarkable job highlighting an issue which we should all be aware and focused on trying to eradicate.
Not bad for somebody who isn’t a proper girly- girl

Adorkable Jolie @ 06/24/2013 at 4:24 pm

@lurker: It may surprise people to learn, but Angelina is not a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations; nor is she some sort of official celebrity spokesperson. Rather, she is a full fledged diplomat.In 2010 after years of serving as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency the High Commissioner for Refugees made her his special envoy. She represents the UN Refugee Agency to other diplomats, governments and officials around the world.
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The bolder part surprised me.

who care @ 06/24/2013 at 4:19 pm

You obviously, because you are here posting on Angie’s thread.

Says a lot about you as a human being (and that is highly dubious that you are) that the content of what Angie was saying didn’t leave any kind of impression on you.

PATHETIC

Love the JoliePitts @ 06/24/2013 at 4:29 pm

What an AMAZING woman. Her speech resonated throughout that massive Hall in the United Nations building.
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Bravo Angelina. Every intelligent and appreciative woman in this world is giving you a standing ovation.
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Thank you for being a Voice of Reason in those august halls.
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God bless you forever for looking out for so many women, children, and men and speaking out so eloquently on their behalf!
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How proud Brad must be of his Mrs. today. And we know how proud you are of him. God bless you both and keep you together in love and strength and health always.

Angelina Jolie is a full fledged diplomat. So proud to be her fan! Thank you Angie for trying to help & force change to protect innocent women & children.

Gotta love this woman…God bless the Jolie-Pitts!

A Friend to every woman, child and man on the planet. End sexual violence everywhere, thank you Angie for being a strong voice and advocate for the victims of these horrible crimes.

like stop all that bad stuff
and the bad mens
and the bad things
and just stop doing it
andeverything can get betterer

Love the JoliePitts @ 06/24/2013 at 4:38 pm

Want to add how THRILLED I am for Brad and WWZ. What a great movie. Brad did the prefect job with it it was just right and I can’t wait to go see it again. Congratulations to you Brad. Angie must be so proud of her “Baby!”

Queen Jolie @ 06/24/2013 at 4:38 pm

What a great speech Angie.You are truly a girl’s girl.You are helping women and girls who are victims of rape and other abused.this is what a girls girl should be not someone like Handler describe as girls girl.you are so admirable and an inspiration.Bravo Miss Jolie.

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