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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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320 Responses to “Angelina Jolie: United Nations Security Council Meeting!”

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  1. 26
    Anna Says:

    There’s one troll which is completely drunk. Lay off the bottle, alcoholic Filipino woman!

  2. 27
    Still Says:

    She is just beautiful inside and out .. What an amazing woman.

  3. 28
    Queen Jolie Says:

    @*** you are so mean and insensitive, you call what she is doing not useful??and won’t change a thing.Are you really that E V I L ???Did you read her speech before you give that comment, did you read how women and babies are being abused.As a woman and a mother ,knowing this thing is happening, I don’t want to imagine it.It is horrible .You are sick.And you want her to learn to cook than to address this issues?I just wish what those women and children experiencing wont happen to you.I would not wish it to anyone including an e v I like you.

  4. 29
    Stanhope Says:

    Score: Angelina 1 billion, Jennifer Anniston ZERO

  5. 30
    well Says:

    Adorkable Jolie- no, I don’t think that’s weird at all.  Over the years, you look at pictures of Brad & Angie together, as hot and beautiful as they both are (separately and together), there are times I just think- THEY ARE SO CUTE.  I think that bubbly/dorkiness/cuteness that you see in the JPs is a reflection of the the great joy and contentment that they have in their lives as well as how kind they both are. Neither Brad nor Angie ever say a bad word about anybody and are always helping others- their positivity and solution-oriented personalities just shine through in such a beautiful (adorakable?  not sure exactly how to use that word :)  way.  Angie has called herself a “dork” before, more than once.  I recall her doing that one time during LC BTS video (the one where they show how she did the bungee ballet and could do that swinging log stunt that made two stunt ladies sick, so Angie ended up having to do it)  Do you know the video I mean?  I’ll try & find it or maybe someone else has ready access to it.  BTW, WWZ was AWESOME- we are definitely going back next weekend!

  6. 31
    Passing Through Says:

    Congrats to Angie on not mincing her words and basically shaming the UN Security Council into making sexual violence in conflict areas a priority. It seems like a no-brainer, but men control everything, so of course nothing has ever been done about it. It’s like I always say about having your period – if men had to have they’d have found a cure for it by now. Now they have to put their money where their mouths are, get troups on the ground and arrest some of these scumbags perpertrating these crimes. Put them all in the same cell block and let them have it. The last one standing gets executed. Could just be that bloodthirstly American in me though…

  7. 32
    Simpleina Says:

    Will all you evil people just stop? !!!
    my god

  8. 33
    Queen Jolie Says:

    My reply is for no conscience #27 ***.

  9. 34
    Passing Through Says:

    # 511 Ozzie @ 06/24/2013 at 10:28 am
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    Waving! Thanks for the shout out!

  10. 35
    Ang said cut it out Says:

    so problem solved

  11. 36
    valis202 Says:

    I wish the people who criticize would give us the solutions that they think would solve this issue. If you think that what Angie does is of no use then please tell us what is.

    However I suspect that most of the people who put Angie down really couldn’t give a damn about woman and children being raped especially if it gets in the way of their irrational hatred of Angie.

  12. 37
    Susan Says:

    @ Rose
    We did not get any thunder storms yet, but the emergency red banner is running on the TV.
    What can I say about Angie, I’m so proud of her. She is representing the UN. She proven to them that she is worthy, reliable and a damn hard worker.
    Let the trolls roll around clutching their a sses, eight years of doom and gloom, and it is only happening to the eternal victim.
    I’m happy for the family on the success of WWZ.

  13. 38
    Dc Says:

    Beautiful, touching, but strong speech. Brought tears to my eyes.

    She is a fierce, strong warrior. Love her so much.

  14. 39
    lurker Says:

    off topic
    jared stop trying to make ticky’s midget happen,you have been posting non stop about him geez enough already

  15. 40
    Queen Jolie Says:

    This is what set Angelina apart from other superficial Hollywood actress.Instead of attending this and that nonsense event and be glamorous (like Gwyneth Paltrow, she is everywhere, attending every gala, opening of something or launching of nonsense things) she is attending only important events like this event that can help others.have never seen Angie attending the opening of anything or attending gala which I’m sure they will be honored to have her presence but she is not shallow.This is the reason I admire her more.Who cares if she doesn’t know how to cook.

  16. 41
    Dc Says:

    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.
    Bonus: As it happens, I interviewed the special representative for sexual violence in armed conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura just a few weeks ago. Ms Bangura tells a compelling personal story that lead her into this line of work. Our conversation starts at minute 11 and lasts about 15 minutes.
    - See more at: http://www.undispatch.com/why-angelina-jolie-means-so-much-to-the-united-nations#sthash.DPby45LF.d9WZ9tWk.dpuf

  17. 42
    Mediocrity is his name Says:

    World War Z’s triumph of mediocrity

    I’m in the middle of a horrible bout of food poisoning on the same weekend World War Z beat projections and earned an estimated $66 million at the domestic box office. Even if those numbers end up a little high, it’s still way better than the official projection of $40 million. World War Z, toothless adaptation of a beloved zombie classic, is a hit and Sarah is puking her guts out. Coincidence or conspiracy?

    Of course, it still came in second to Monsters University, which took in $82 million, but WWZ’s strong runner-up showing, and its B+ CinemaScore with audiences, means it should carry well into its second weekend, when it faces White House Down (which I’ve heard is abysmal, but I’m not sure that’s going to matter to people who want to see White House Down). Paramount is certainly crowing about their “victory”, claiming WWZ is the highest-opening original live action since Avatar. That would be true, if it weren’t an adaptation. I’m not sure how “adaptation” is equaling “original” here, unless they mean that it’s not coming from a pre-existing franchise.

    That’s the game Paramount is playing, though. There’s some magic math and studio double-speak going on, because the other alternative is to be totally honest and admit that while it opened better than they expected, it cost so much to make and market they can never really achieve blockbuster status. They’re celebrating breaking even at best. It started with that lowball opening projection of $40 million, even when the box office analysts finally moved the line to $50 million late last week, Paramount stayed on their original projection—because it would look better if they beat it by a wider margin.

    With a reported budget of $190 million (which seems…low), and another hundred million in marketing, WWZ will need to earn $600 million to break even (about 50% of box office goes back to the theater owners). Again, we’re just talking about BREAKING EVEN. All this is in service of not losing money, not actually making it. Can WWZ make a profit? Well, it’ll take a couple weeks to clear $100 million domestically, and this summer is super crowded, with major releases every weekend. The all-important international box office wasn’t quite as strong as domestic, not a good sign, and they’re shut out of the lucrative Chinese market. So it’s not likely. WWZ’s box office is a war of attrition.

    And it’s not just Paramount’s pride on the line here. This was the hardest Brad Pitt has hustled in YEARS, and it paid off in not getting egg all over his face. WWZ isn’t remotely what it should have been, but Pitt isn’t embarrassed, either. And he’s being rewarded, not only with a better-than-expected opening but he’s getting the sequel the lame ending begged for. So we’re celebrating mediocrity with…more mediocrity.

    It’s this triumph of mediocrity and it makes me nervous. WWZ was dumbed-down entertainment. When Brad Pitt threw down with Leonardo DiCaprio for the rights, everyone thought it would be the movie that finally won one of them an Oscar. That it could have done for horror what Lord of the Rings did for fantasy—make the Academy sit up and take a genre film seriously. Instead they made a castrated, family friendly zombie movie which is like being the toughest poodle. Because they’re going to make just enough money to avoid cratering their accounting department, Paramount is calling this a win and will make more of this generic crap. This is where the studio system fails—it would be better if breaking even was treated like what it is: a participation ribbon.

    This also makes me very worried for Pacific Rim, which is an actual original live-action (and if WWZ with its masses of CGI counts as live action, so does Pacific Rim) action movie. It’s already standing deep in nerd territory, and WWZ is proof that audiences like their genre movies watered down. If WWZ makes just enough to count and Pacific Rim fails, you can kiss inventive summer blockbusters goodbye.

  18. 43
    Passing Through Says:

    Weekend actual at BOM have been posted. WWZ did about 1/2 MIL better than reported..’
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    http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/
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    2 World War Z Par. $66,411,834

  19. 44
    Adorkable jolie Says:

    @well: I’m not sure what this has to do with Brad Pitt. I was talking about Jolie. She is who I find adorkable. I have no opinion on Brad Pitt. Sorry for the confusion.

  20. 45
    anustin Says:

    so very proud to be her fan.congrates joliepitt.

  21. 46
    Passing Through Says:

    # 584 lurker @ 06/24/2013 at 3:52 pm
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    Am sorry but iwill take kaiser over lamey any day
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    ++++++++++++++++++
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    Lurker -
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    Are those the only 2 choices? Cuz…I’d leave ‘em both on the curb…

  22. 47
    me Says:

    I, salute you Angie,you are such an inspirational woman.Love you always.May more women follow your footstep instead of criticizing your every move to help those oppressed citizens of the world.What a fitting legacy to leave behind to your family,especially your children

  23. 48
    fyi12 Says:

    @Mediocrity is his name:

    Poor JEALOUS LAINEY aka sore loser LAMEY made an A$$ of herself as usual! LMAO, she really is having a PUBLIC meltdown along with the HENS because of WWZ’s WW success! ROTFLMAO

  24. 49
    Susan Says:

    To say Sarah/Lamey is pi ssed, is putting it politely, it is spitting nails, LOL bit ches, they don’t even have the guts to say they were wrong.
    If WWZ was a bomb, it would have been the first story on her sorry site, but the b itch waited until later in the day and sneak it in, ha ha.
    We know you read the posts here lamey, you suck, trying to act like a teenager, another one that can’t handle ageing.

  25. 50
    Mediocrity is his name Says:

    @Passing Through: do you think it will make the 600 million ww it needs to break even without China? good for Brad for compromising his integrity to save his company and reputation. LoL Hope he cuts off his balls and writes an article about it when Maleficent rolls out. Or perhaps he will talk about his facial surgeries and manboobies. Ha

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