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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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  • Phool.

    Angelina Jolie and Son Pax Arrive at JFK Airport With Giant Stuffed Animal in Tow.
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    by Brett Malec Today 4:38
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    Angelina Jolie and her son Pax arrived at JFK airport in NYC recently with a special (and familiar!) friend in tow.The actress and Brad Pitt’s 9-year-old was snapped carrying a giant purple stuffed animal as they traveled together.
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    Jolie, dressed in black pants, black shirt and sunglasses, walked alongside Pax through the airport as he carried his purple pal.
    Pax looked fashionable in tan pants, dark shirt and coat and fedora hat.
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    This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Pax with his fluffy friend. While landing down in South Korea for Pitt’s World War Z premiere there the other week, Pax also held his stuffed animal close as they left the local airport.Nothing like a soft toy to make those long flight more comfortable!
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    Shortcut to: http://uk.eonline.com/news/433284/angelina-jolie-and-son-pax-arrive-at-jfk-airport-with-giant-stuffed-animal-in-tow-see-the-pic

  • Phool.

    So proud of Angie Can this woman be more AMAZING than she already is? God bless her.
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    Good morning ladies.

    Especially shout out to all the lovely ladies out there Rose , Passing Through, NAN, Jaye, Premalee, Josephina, Were the morons, Jen The Hag, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee, noplace, QQQQ, Groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, plz, Busted, JP Fan, Vickifromtexas, tweet, juju, Bea, Who, briseis, Lucy, fyi, Media Wh@re MANiston, Lylian, Cliniqua, AWHODAT!, juju, Go Figure!, Sunny, plez, Lily, Lurker and all the lurkers out there I hope you all have a great day take care take care God Bless…

  • Phool.

    Angelina Jolie urges UN to end rape in war zones
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    Angelina Jolie makes her debut before the United Nations Security Council as she appeals to the world’s nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.
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    7:55AM BST 25 Jun 2013
    The actress, who is a special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told members of the Security Council that “hundreds of thousands, if not millions of women, children and men have been raped in conflicts in our lifetimes.”

    “The Security Council was established 67 years ago and has witnessed 67 years of wars and conflict, but the world has yet to take up war zone rape as a serious priority,” she said.

    Jolie, who has travelled extensively in her UN role, said that she would “never forget the survivors I’ve met or what they told me”.

    “I understand that there are many things that are difficult for the UN Security Council to agree on, but sexual violence in conflict should not be one of them,” she said.

    “That it is a crime to rape young children is not something I imagine anyone in this room would not be able to agree on.
    The rights and wrongs of this issue are straightforward and the actions that need to be taken have been identified. What is needed is political will.”

    After she spoke, the Security Council adopted a legally-binding resolution, demanding the complete and immediate cessation of all acts of sexual violence by all parties in armed conflict.
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    Shortcut to: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/celebrity-news-video/10140258/Angelina-Jolie-urges-UN-to-end-rape-in-war-zones.html

  • Phool.

    Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ tops Australian box office
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    Published Tuesday, Jun 25 2013, 07:42 BST | By Kate Goodacre | Add comment
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    World War Z has entered the Australian box office in first place.

    Brad Pitt’s post-apocalyptic zombie drama takes just over AU$6 millon to dislodge Fast & Furious 6 from top spot.

    Vin Diesel’s action sequel falls three places to number four in this weekend’s chart.

    Animated movies Despicable Me and Monsters University take second and third place respectively, and the Pixar movie is the only other new entry in this week’s top ten.

    The Great Gatsby – which is now the seventh highest-grossing Australian movie of all time nationally – completes the top five.

    The box office chart for the weekend of June 20 to June 23 (all figures are in Australian dollars):

    1. (-) World War Z – $6,003,673
    2. (4) Despicable Me 2 – $5,030,201
    3. (-) Monsters University – $3,852,783
    4. (1) Fast & Furious 6 – $2,136,340
    5. (2) The Great Gatsby – $1,850,775
    6. (3) The Internship – $1,502,414
    7. (5) After Earth – $757,376
    8. (6) The Hangover Part III – $292,218
    9. (7) Star Trek Into Darkness – $107,050
    10. (10) The Reluctant Fundamentalist – $72,994

    Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a492911/brad-pitts-world-war-z-tops-australian-box-office.html#ixzz2XD7QEDHj
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  • Phool.

    Angelina Jolie Pushes U.N. to Put an End to Rape in War Zones
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    Angelina Jolie is continuing her humanitarian work by appearing as a special envoy for refugees at the United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday and urged the nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.
    Jolie – who was recently in the spotlight after recently after undergoing a double mastectomy and urged woman to get tested – changed gears and focused on her role as a U.N ambassador. Jolie was named as a Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012, after previously serving as a Goodwill Ambassador to the body.
    “Let us be clear what we’re speaking of,” said Jolie, who serves as a special envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, Newsday notes. “Young girls raped and impregnated before their bodies are able to carry a child, causing fistula. 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.”

    Jolie, 37, appearance at the U.N. comes on the heels of a recent trip to the Syrian border, where she met with refugees in what she called “the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century,” according to a UN report of her visit to mark World Refugee Day, June 20.
    During her prepared remarks, she pushed for 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.”

    Jolie, a mom of six, shared some of her one-on-one stores with refugees that she met. She spoke of one mother in particular she met from the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose five year-old had been raped in plain-view of a police station.

    “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.

    Shortcut to: http://www.hngn.com/articles/6168/20130624/angelina-jolie-pushes-u-n-put-end-rape-war-zones.htm

  • Phool.

    Take it with pinch of salt considering the Main Source THE SUN lol:

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt having two more children
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    25 June 2013

    The couple are planning to adopt a child from a Syrian refugee camp and have one more biological child. The couple famously share a brood of six, including adopted children from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia.
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    According to UK newspaper The Sun, the actress is eager to adopt once again. She has apparently set her heart on taking in a little girl from Jordan after visiting Syrian refugees there earlier this month.”She has been particularly touched by the situation in Syria and wants to adopt a child from Jordan to do her bit to help. The publicity would help draw the world’s attention to what’s going on there,” a source said, adding, “They’re crossing their fingers that they’ll bring their next child home soon.”
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    The couple also hope to have another biological child, according to the report. Now that their youngest are thriving at age four, Brad and Angelina seem to feel it’s the perfect time for more. Apparently Angelina is preparing for a pregnancy already by making sure she’s eating healthfully.
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    “Angie and Brad also want to have one more biological child so she is eating a diet rich in potassium,” the source said.
    Angelina, 38, revealed in May she underwent a double mastectomy after tests revealed she had a mutated gene which increased her risk of breast cancer.”Angie and Brad are even more into their family after her recent health scare. It has focused them on what’s important in life,” the source said.
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    Shortcut to: http://www.independent.ie/woman/celeb-news/angelina-jolie-and-brad-pitt-having-two-more-children-29370871.html

  • Phool.

    Angelina Jolie urges U.N. Security Council to act on war zone rape
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    Written by Reuters Tuesday, 25 June 2013
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    Actress Angelina Jolie urged the U.N. Security Council to make dealing with war zone rape a top priority as she shared stories of survivors she has met, including a Congolese mother whose 5-year-old daughter was raped outside a police station.

    Oscar-winner Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. Refugee Agency, told the council that it must shoulder its responsibility and provide leadership “for these crimes happen not because they are inherent to war, but because the global climate allows it.”

    “Young girls raped and impregnated before their bodies are able to carry a child, causing fistula,” she told the debate on sexual violence in conflict which was organized by Britain, the president of the council for June, Reuters reports.

    “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,” she said.

    Jolie, who has visited refugee camps around the world, said that while there were hundreds of thousands of survivors of sexual violence there had only been a handful of prosecutions because the world had not made the issue a priority.

    “They suffer the most at the hands of their rapists, but they are also victims of this culture of impunity. That is the sad, upsetting and indeed shameful reality,” Jolie said.

    Jolie visited a refugee camp last week in Jordan and told the council about meeting a Syrian woman who feared retaliation if she spoke out about the sexual violence she had suffered.

    ‘NO MORE IMPUNITY’
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    After Jolie spoke – along with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Ban’s special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura, – the 15-member Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing that rape can exacerbate conflicts and impeded the restoration of peace and security.

    The resolution “encourages members states to include the full range of crimes of sexual violence in national penal legislation to enable prosecution for such acts.”

    British Foreign Minister William Hague said that in conflicts around the world “rape is used systematically and ruthlessly, in the almost certain knowledge that there will be no consequences for the perpetrators.”

    Bangura told the council that almost two decades after peace was made in Bosnia impunity for crimes of sexual violence during the 1992-95 conflict meant that “for the survivors of sexual violence the war has not ended.”

    “While the perpetrators have enjoyed the fruits of peace and have been free to rebuild their lives, their victims continue to walk in shadow and shame, unable to lay the past to rest and to move forward.”

    Ban said the Security Council resolution sent a strong signal to perpetrators that their acts will no longer be tolerated and they will be held accountable.

    He spoke about visiting a hospital in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month where he met women and girls raped and maimed by armed groups on all sides of the conflict.

    “Many had a condition called traumatic fistula. In plain terms, they had been torn inside,” Ban told the council. “Experiencing great pain and often unable to control bladder and bowels, they are disabled and often shunned by society.”

    Ban said the Congolese women were angry and had a clear message – “No more impunity. No more war. Give us peace.”
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    Shortcut to: http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30943:angelina-jolie-urges-un-security-council-to-act-on-war-zone-rape&catid=3:Civil%20Security&Itemid=113

  • Phool.

    Breast cancer awareness raised by Angelina Jolie
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    Tue 25 Jun 2013

    New guidance for doctors will mean women will have access to preventative drugs which dramatically reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.
    Last month, Hollywood star Angelina Jolie announced she had a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene, which increases her risk of developing cancer.
    Jolie spoke at the time of her happiness that the announcement had generated more discussion about women’s health.
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    Shortcut to: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-06-25/breast-cancer-awareness-raised-by-angelina-jolie/

  • Phool.

    Angelina Jolie makes stand at UN against rape in war
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    • From: AP -June 25, 2013 11:00AM
    ACTRESS Angelina Jolie has made her debut before the UN’s most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees and urged the world’s nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.
    She told the Security Council that “hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of women, children and men have been raped in conflicts in our lifetimes”.
    Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN high commissioner for refugees, said the Security Council has witnessed 67 years of wars and conflict since it was established “but the world has yet to take up warzone rape as a serious priority”.
    “You set the bar,” she told the council.
    “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.”
    British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who presided over the meeting, stressed that “in conflicts in nearly every corner of the globe, rape is used systematically and ruthlessly, in the almost certain knowledge that there will be no consequences for the perpetrators.”
    Soon after Jolie spoke, the council adopted a legally binding resolution demanding the complete and immediate cessation of all acts of sexual violence by all parties to armed conflict.

    It also called for improved monitoring of sexual violence in conflict and urged the UN and donors to assist survivors.

    Jolie, who has travelled extensively in her role as goodwill ambassador, recalled several of the survivors she had met – the mother of a five-year-old girl raped outside a police station in Goma in eastern Congo, and a Syrian woman she spoke to in Jordan last week, who asked to hide her name and face “because she knew that if she spoke out about the crimes against her she would be attacked again, and possibly killed”.

    “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,” Jolie said, referring to an injury caused by violent rapes that tear apart the flesh separating the bladder and rectum from the vagina.

    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.”
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to Jolie for being the voice of millions forced to flee their homes “and now for the many survivors of wartime rape whose bodies have been used as battlegrounds”.

    Shortcut to: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/angelina-jolie-makes-stand-at-un-against-rape-in-war/story-e6frg6so-1226669414454

  • Phool.

    Angelina Jolie urges UN to punish rape in warzones
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    Angelina Jolie made her debut before the UN’s most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees on Monday and urged the world’s nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.The actor told the security council that “hundreds of thousands if not millions of women, children and men have been raped in conflicts in our lifetimes”.
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    Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN high commissioner for refugees, said the security council has witnessed 67 years of wars and conflict since it was established “but the world has yet to take up warzone rape as a serious priority”.”You set the bar,” she told the council. “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.”
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    The British foreign secretary, William Hague, who presided over the meeting, stressed that “in conflicts in nearly every corner of the globe, rape is used systematically and ruthlessly, in the almost certain knowledge that there will be no consequences for the perpetrators”.

    Soon after Jolie spoke the council adopted a legally binding resolution demanding the complete and immediate cessation of all acts of sexual violence by all parties to armed conflict. It noted that sexual violence can constitute a crime against humanity and a contributing act to genocide, called for improved monitoring of sexual violence in conflict, and urged the UN and donors to assist survivors.
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    It was the broadest resolution adopted by the council on the sexual violence in conflict. Hague said Britain planned to follow up by convening a global gathering during the annual general assembly meeting of world leaders in September to keep up the pressure for action.
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    Hague said at a discussion later at the Ford Foundation that his prime motivation for pressing for global action against sexual violence was the 1990s war in Bosnia, partly because of an adviser but also because of Jolie’s 2011 film, In the Land of Blood and Honey, about former lovers who end up on the opposite sides of the conflict. He said he arranged the film’s British premiere at the foreign office and had been campaigning with Jolie since then, including a visit to Congo in March, “to move the stigma and the shame from the victim to the perpetrator”.
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    “The time has come for the world to take a strong and determined stand to make clear that the systematic use of rape as a weapon is not acceptable in the modern world and our objective is to change the entire global attitude to these issues,” Hague said. Getting the whole world talking about sexual violence in conflict and the need to punish perpetrators not victims “will shift attitudes maybe over a period of years, but we have begun”, he said.
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    Jolie, who has travelled extensively in her role as goodwill ambassador, recalled several of the survivors she had met the mother of a five-year-old girl raped outside a police station in Goma in eastern Congo, and a Syrian woman she spoke to in Jordan last week who asked to hide her name and face “because she knew that if she spoke out about the crimes against her she would be attacked again, and possibly killed”.
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    “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,” Jolie said, referring to an injury caused by violent rapes that tear apart the flesh separating the bladder and rectum from the vagina, leaving the girls unable to control their bowels or bladder.
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    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.”
    Zainab Hawa Bangura, the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, told the council that two weeks ago she visited Bosnia where an estimated 50,000 women were victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence during the war, but only a handful of perpetrators have been prosecuted.
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    Later, at the Ford Foundation, she said that on an African trip with Hague she visited the village of Mambasa in eastern Congo’s Ituri district where 11 babies aged six to 12 months had been raped, 59 children aged one to three years old had been raped and 182 girls aged five to 15 years old had been raped.
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    “Who will rape a baby?,” Bangura asked. “It means you want to wipe the community away. That’s the only explanation you can have.”
    Jolie pleaded with the security council and all countries to implement the resolution and not let the issue drop. “Meet your commitments, debate this issue in your parliaments, mobilise people in your countries and build it into all your foreign policy efforts,” she said. “Together you can turn the tide of global opinion, shatter impunity and finally put an end to this abhorrence.”
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    The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, paid tribute to Jolie for being the voice of millions forced to flee their homes “and now for the many survivors of wartime rape whose bodies have been used as battlegrounds”. He called on all leaders to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators “and be part of a global coalition of champions determined to break this evil”.
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    Shortcut to: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jun/25/angelinajolie-unitednations

  • Phool.

    Security Council strengthens efforts to end impunity for conflict-related sexual violence
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    The Security Council today sent a strong signal to perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict that their crimes will not be tolerated, adopting a new resolution to strengthen efforts to end impunity for a scourge that affects not only large numbers of women and girls but also men and boys.
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    In three previous resolutions – 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009) and 1960 (2010) – the Council affirmed that sexual violence, when committed systematically and used as a tool of war, is a fundamental threat to international peace and security, requiring an operational security and judicial response. During a debate on women and peace and security, the 15-member body today unanimously adopted resolution 2106, by which it emphasized more consistent and rigorous investigation and prosecution of sexual violence crimes as a central aspect of deterrence, and ultimately prevention.
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    It emphasized that “effective steps to prevent and respond to such acts significantly contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security; and stresses women’s participation as essential to any prevention and protection response…” The Council recognized the need for “more timely, objective, accurate and reliable information” as a basis for prevention and response, and requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and relevant United Nations entities to speed up the establishment of monitoring, analysis and reporting arrangements on conflict-related sexual violence.
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    “Sexual violence, whenever and wherever it occurs, is a vile crime. It must be exposed and met with the anger and action that it deserves,” Mr. Ban said at the outset of the meeting, stressing that those who hold power and influence have a special duty to step forward and be part of a global coalition of champions determined to break this “evil.” He recalled his recent visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he met women and girls who had been raped and maimed by armed groups on all sides of the conflict. While there are hospitals there to help these women, they cannot protect them, he said. “That is a job for the Congolese authorities and the international community, in particular this Council
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    The Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, noted that today, it is still largely “cost-free” to rape a woman, child or man in conflict. “But for the first time in history, we can reverse this reality. It will require leadership and political courage, and a relentless determination to match the cold, calculating brutality of those who would rape the innocent for military or political gain.”
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    She lauded today’s resolution, saying it reinforces a compliance-based regime based on reliable and timely information and analysis, and on the actions that must be taken at the political, strategic and tactical levels on the basis of such information. “The resolve of this Council and the international community as a whole has set us firmly on the path of accountability and prevention,” she said. “We must stay the course, until we achieve the ‘critical mass’ of action that will turn the tide on history’s oldest and least condemned crime.”
    The meeting, which is expected to hear from over 60 speakers, including several senior Government ministers, is being chaired by William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month.
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    Mr. Hague, speaking in his national capacity, warned that if the international community does not address the culture of impunity surrounding conflict-related sexual violence, millions more women, children and men could well be subjected to the same appalling treatment now and in the conflicts of the future. “The lead we set and the action we take, therefore, have the potential to save lives and change the course of events around the world, and nothing less than that should be our ambition… Together, it is time to say that rape and sexual violence used as a weapon of war is unacceptable, that we know that it can be prevented, and that we will act now to eradicate it…”
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    Also addressing the debate was actress and activist Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), who emphasized that tackling war-zone sexual violence is the Council’s responsibility, as well as the duty of Governments in countries affected by it. And when Governments cannot act, the Council must step in and provide leadership and assistance. “I understand that there are many things that are difficult for the UN Security Council to agree on. But sexual violence in conflict should be not be one of them,” she said. “That it is a crime to rape young children is not something I imagine anyone in this room would not be able to agree on.”
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    What was needed, she emphasized, was political will. Every country in the world is affected by sexual violence, and all countries have a responsibility to step forward. “But the starting point must be you, the UN Security Council – shouldering your responsibilities and showing leadership… If the 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.”
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    Speaking from her experience as a lawyer and activist working to bring justice to victims of sexual violence in conflict, Jane Adong Anywar of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice said that leadership on accountability for conflict-related crimes, including sexual violence, must be provided at the national level, with priority given to resourcing; adequate legislation prohibiting acts of sexual violence; and capacity building for police, investigators, lawyers and judges regarding the adjudication of these crimes.
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    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45253&Cr=sexual+violence&Cr1=conflict#.Ucib8pycER3

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    The ‘World War Z’ Ending You Didn’t See
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    By Adam Pockross

    Did you hear that big sigh of relief from Brad Pitt and Paramount Pictures Sunday morning? Despite all the well-publicized trouble – including five screenwriters, two endings, and millions over budget – Pitt and Paramount’s “World War Z” cashed in at the box office this weekend, raking in $66 million domestically and $111 million worldwide – Pitt’s largest opening ever.
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    And to add to Pitt’s mirth, on the heels of the film’s success, Paramount’s vice chairman, Rob Moore, announced plans to develop a sequel. But odds are good it won’t be the sequel that Pitt and company originally had in mind. After Pitt and his Plan B production company won a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, they optioned Max Brooks’s novel, “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.” Plan B began developing the film as part of a trilogy, hoping to kick-start a franchise that Pitt would both star in and produce. They hired screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski to perform the difficult adaptation, but when he began quarrelling with director Marc Forster, Straczynski was replaced by Matthew Michael Carnahan. Ultimately, neither screenwriter could deliver the ending that Paramount wanted.
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    After principal photography finished, director Marc Forster showed a cut of “World War Z” to the studio; it featured an epic battle as the ending sequence. According to an expansive article in this month’s Vanity Fair, the battle took place “in Russia, where the undead lay siege to Moscow’s Red Square but are beaten back by an army of thousands, who, enslaved by the Russians, are forced to fight in ragtag battalions, lopping off the heads of the surging zombies with shovel-like weapons called lobos, short for ‘lobotomizers.’ The Russia battle not only was the pivotal action scene for the movie’s ending but also set up Gerry Lane [Pitt] as a leader in the war against the zombies for potential sequels.”
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    Apparently, Brad Pitt running around Red Square chopping off zombie heads didn’t appeal to Paramount’s sense of global marketing.
    Paramount quickly pushed the release date back from Christmas 2012 to summer 2013 and hired another screenwriter to rewrite the ending. Enter Damon Lindelof, the writer who got everyone confused with the TV series “Lost” (2004) and perplexed by “Prometheus” (2012).
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    To Lindelof’s surprise, Paramount didn’t feel at all bound to the footage that Forster had already shot. He was given carte blanche to create an entirely new ending. After inviting friend and fellow “Lost” writer Drew Goddard to help deliver the goods, they pitched ideas to executives from Plan B and Paramount. In less than a month’s time, Lindelof and Goddard delivered around 60 new pages that kept Gerry Lane’s sympathetic-family-man appeal intact. Instead of lopping off zombie heads, Lane would outsmart the undead, using his wits to find a defense against the creatures. And he would ultimately return to the family he had been forced to abandon earlier in the film.
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    When it came time to reshoot the additional footage, Paramount hired yet another screenwriter – Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie (“Usual Suspects,” 1995) – to serve as the on-set script consultant. Though McQuarrie isn’t credited, Lindeloff tweeted thanks to him for being an “unsung and uncredited writing hero of WWZ.” In case you’re counting at home, that’s five – count ‘em, five – screenwriters.
    At the end of the day, the creative team was probably correct in changing the ending, even though it took the story even further away from its original source material (at this point, they seem to be related in name only).

    While the final sequence does feel tonally different from the rest of the film, from a story standpoint, the headier approach is more rewarding, not just intellectually, but also emotionally. One could argue that more summer blockbusters could tone down the spiraling violence that often ends a film (we’re looking at you, “Man of Steel”).
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    But with an entirely new ending, whatever story material Plan B had originally been developing for sequels will likely need to be scrapped. In other words, they’ll likely need to find a plan B. Fortunately, they know a lot of screenwriters who can help them out.
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    Shortcut to: http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/world-war-z-tale-five-screenwriters-two-endings-205845231.html

  • YIB

    @lulu: it is bad you give her attention. A part of me start thinking you work for her.

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    You care for brad , then concentrate in postive and what the movie going public agreed and made it for the bigest opening since Avatar. The movie name is WWZ and Brad is the lead.

  • YIB

    OScars? really since when zombies can make an oscar material?
    zombies are where they should be in justics and are done best, relatable thus triling and engaging… end of the story.
    Brad a family man why is that a problem ? it is realatable. like somepoeple do thing like for example BA always have a wife in the movie with Black hair and wearning jeans? hahha pls don’t give anymore attention to lammys and when their hos posted it here don’t enage. You make people who refuse to go read what is the repeat about here. Just don’t.
    why not we discuss this much the postivity when it happens?

  • YIB

    Good day and tomorrow!

  • sunny

    Love the JoliePitts @ 06/25/2013 at 1:07 am
    Hi Sunny.
    Sometimes I think Angelina does have the blood of leaders flowing thru her veins. Not so much “reincarnation” as the same DNA.
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    Yes, leadership is one of her elements, I think.
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    Reincarnation sometimes happens in the same family bloodline.
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  • Rose

    @YIB: Why not you stop telling us what not to discuss, it’s too early for your lecture. Who died and left you uncharged of what Brad and Angelinas fans discuss. YIB IF YOU DON’T LIKE THIS THREAD, PLEASE LEAVE. remember you promised us you were leaving on New Years Day? Keep your word, it’s not too late, LEAVE!!

  • Rose

    @Phool.: Good morning my dear friend Phool, how are you this early morning? Phool, yesterday was a beautiful day to see Lamey, ask Sarah, eating crow. Girl, she would not accept she was dead wrong about WWZ and that millions of fans loved it. I went over to another site and saw WWZ took in their biggest take on Sunday. WWZ did better than MU and MOS. Phool, did you hear one troll refer to the fact that MOS dropped 65%? Not a one. I’m bringing this up because I just loving rubbing it in their faces. Remember about two months ago Huvane was seen having Lunch with Lamey. I bet you one of their discussion was to bad mouth Brad and Angie every chance she get. I hope she is being paid quite well.

  • lulu

    # 264 YIB
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    I don’t work with any one. I’m just trying to say that you can’t argue or win with a naysayer , they will always try to find way of defending their logic, so the best way was don’t give a damn of what ever they said !

    And please try to have some sense of humor !

  • Rose

    GOOD MORNING Go Figure, how are you? Long time no talk, GF, I’m with you, I am sick of Jodi, I hope she takes a plea deal for life without parole. That’s what she deserved, never to see the light of day. Travis is not seeing the sunlight, she should not either. GF, what a weekend Brad had, WWZ rocked, the people loved it. I’m so happy for Brad because he did put his heart in this movie for his boys and it paid off.

  • Rose

    Hi guys, BRANGELINA forum has lots of pictures of Angie and Pas T New York and Lax airports. Good quality photos, if interested, cheek it out.

  • Phool.

    #Rose @ 06/25/2013 at 5:37 am
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    Good Morning Rose
    How are you? You seem very busy at the moment? haven’t seen many posts from you either that or you have moved to posting in the evening lol.Dont talk about wonky eyed Lamey cant stand the Hag I give her site a miss all together no need to given a paid hag hits on her lame site just my opinion. I see the troll that was biging up MOS has kept quite on that account and moved her attentions to snaring on children’s Asthma Inhaler Considering MU & MOS both had double the amount of theatre bookings that WWZ still WWZ held its own ground and MOS slipped a notch lol. Talking about MOS I don’t know if you already heard maybe its 2nd hand gossip for now but I’ll give you gossip.
    Henry Cavil has been thrown under the bus by James Franco lmao , JF said that HC has been soo desperate to play Superman for quite few years and he went for it and lost out to Tim Roth in the previous movie and that he was very bitter about it lol. Honestly JF gave a very good interview also he highlighted that HC had been jealous of him when they stared together in a movie previously lol. I hear Kim K & Kanye are Not engaged oh that’s a surprise NOT I wonder how many sales she made for Peeps? I’ve already posted Angie & Pax photos at the airport at 06/25/2013 at 3:01 am this morning , may be you’ve already seen them. Great to see mother & son bonding time I love the Purple teddy is back on the scene lol.

  • Phool.

    Good Morning Were the morons
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    How are you my dear sorry about yesterday couldn’t reply back to you I carried on posting current new of Angies UN appointment till the new thread was input by JJ. Hasn’t she done us proud yet again WTM? By the way have you notice how “at home she looks amongst all the UN delegates” she is moving on upwards & onwards doing a brilliant job in the process. On a fickle note doesn’t her YSL suite look gorgeous I love the tight fit & the coffee colure shirt same as the one she wore in WWZ Paris just different could. She looks well rested considering all the Travel she has done. Can’t wait for her & Brad to get a well earned rest boy don’t they deserve it WTM.
    PS don’t get me started on PDA I’m literally lost after that lol.

  • Phool.

    Good Morning Busted
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    How are you my dear? Hope the toe is getting strong. I was reading past posts you mentioned the August party ..By the way am I invited to the August gloating Party? I’m ready … (You know what I mean) lol

  • Rose

    @Phool.: Hi Phool, still posting, but got to take care of business. Also, we have been having very good weather. dental appointments, got to keep the toothuf pretty, lol. also, drs appointments. If it’s not one thing it’s another. Also, Phool I like to work in the yard, so when I get a chance I’m always play in the dirt. Phool, it’s only 24 hrs, so you know I have to slip work in so I can pay the Morguage, lol. But today should be a quiet day for me, lol. But sometimes when the day is beautiful, I get ants in the pants and have to run to store, :-). Why work hard if you cannot enjoy life?, (*_). That’s my side eye.

  • Phool.

    Good Morning Love The Jolie Pitts.
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    How are you my dear by the sounds of your last posts to me its seems most defiantly you have missed my responses back to you lol don’t ask which threads because as you know we have been blessed by quite a lot of new threads for past month (happy days) but Unfortunately you don’t get chance to reply back on same thread. You seem quite busy at work at the moment how are things progressing in your renovations you mentioned last time? Glad to see you enjoyed WWZ well that was expected ofcoure so did you droll over Mr Pitt without your family noticing or did you droll publicly being loud & proud in doing so lol. WWZ done great business & hopefully the momentum remains in picking up further business considering it had tow major franchises to compete with its done remarkable to make its own stand amongst existing franchise movies that’s a mean feat. It’s a shame Studio heads are making one franchise after another instead of having new original stories to show , I know it all boils down to money but still we need quality not quantity that’s being shoved down every ones throats with the likes of Fast & furious 6 to the Iron man 3 same old same old. Any way enough of my mini rant against franchise where there is an audience there’s bound to be another one ready to roll out don’t you agree?
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    I love seeing Angelina at the UN she like I was mentioning to “were the morons” she seems so comfortable and at home like that’s where she belongs amongst people doing & making changes for the better , fighting the causes that wont be fought for in modern day. Also I love the fact seeing “A Women” taking the lead in the mans world that’s so empowering to see for fellow women & girls. I know we live in a fickle worlds where people rather follow the likes of Jersey shore & Kardashans than actually open their eyes and see the bigger picture which is called the”Reality” but hey instead of coming across as judgmental on peoples personal choices what they want to do is there business, my only hope is that they perceive to become better people with worthy causes & understanding of real life & real issues.

  • lady

    Very clear speech. I understood everything :D

  • Rose

    @Phool.: Yes, Phool, the haters have not said a word about MOS great fall. We know he did well with the overseas market. I see in Australia WWZ beat out MOS for #1. As we have talked about, we have no I’ll will against HC, but the way some of the haters were pushing him as if to say he’s going to be bigger than Brad and now all we hear is cricket, cricket. Who would believe WWZ would make $$20M more than MOS? And the icing on the cake was the Sunday BO #s. WWZ was I believe $28m to MOS $12m Sunday, ouch, ouch.

    Phool, something strange is going on with KK and that baby, no one is talking about the baby, it’s as if she never had a baby. I was expecting to be inundated with baby news and all we hear is the baby is less than 5 lbs and still in the hospital. Very strange, jmo. You asked about peeps sale for KK, who wants to buy a cover of People Magazine about KK without the baby on the cover. Anyway, with or without baby I would not buy that cover. Yes Phool, I did see Angie and Pax over at BF. They are the best. Phool, where is the next red carpet for WWZ?

  • Phool.

    Rose @ 06/25/2013 at 6:26 am
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    By the sounds of things you have quite a lot of appointments lined up for your attention ah bless. How’s the gardening going “don’t forget to use sun cream & floppy hat like Angies” regardless of our dark skin we still need to be careful.
    Liking the side eye you need to include it in every post you reply to Tickys Trolls lol. I haven’t been on CB today I don’t know if she has Angie new thread up or not yesterday was checking Brads like how posters are more astute and less of the snarl against the Jolie Pitts also every one has Tickys card marked with her so called Squiggy Piggybacking her story lol how the tide has turned. No matter how much money Ticky spends on her PR to get a good image people can spot a Faker from a mile off lol. I bet People Magazine have learnt their lessons and licking their wounds after losing money on Tickys 3 covers that what happens if you back a loser.

  • http://iPad Susan

    Good morning J-P fans.
    @ Phool, glad you wrote, take it with a pinch of salt about the Sun’s article. Still remembering the six ponies and one hundred year old Olive tree.
    How many times, does it have to repeated that you cannot adopt children from a refugee camp.
    Once Brad use to talk about a football team, now he talks about a basketball, admitting they’re height challenge, lol.

  • Rose

    @Phool.: Phool, I have my floppy hats. Phool, I just find gardening very relaxing. I was gou already watering my tomatoes, peppers, tyme, basil, Rosemary. You know what, I should plant some lettuce, I forget about that. Isn’t that a great side eye? I believe a lot of people felt sorry for Ticky in the beginning, but now most people with sense see she is just a user and a narcissist. But we know the truth will always come out in the wash. Well, People Mag needs to find interesting people to put on their covers or they will be losing lots of money. Now you tell me, who is going to buy People last week to see KK? Maybe KW because he’s such a egomania, and KK is supposed to be his girl? When KW was with Amber Rose he cheating on her with KK, so I’m just saying, hmmm. That’s what AR had said, he’s a cheater. Not passing judgment, wink, wink.

  • Rose

    @Susan: Good morning Susan, how are you lady. I guess Brad must be feeling like he’s a teenager today after seeing those weekend #s, good for him. We know they will be partying with their entire family soon. I’m hoping the good numbers from /Sunday continues through this weekend. Susan, girl, that thunder and lightening was very frightening yesterday. susan, The funny thing it never rained, just thunder and lightening while the sun shined, for about five minutes later it looked overcast, but cleared up soon after. Guess we have no control over mother nature.

  • WWZ is a hit

    #136 WWZ is a hit. I look for your post on WWZ you know what you say . I think you are smart. what you have said so fair have come true thanks.

    I see WWZ on Wednesday !!

  • Phool.

    # Rose @ 06/25/2013 at 6:44 am
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    I have a feeling the reason we still haven’t see KK & Kanya ‘s baby is due to the “price not being right “,I bet there is a lot of haggling going on between Mama Kardashan & Kanye’s team till that babay is unveiled upon the masses. Kim isn’t going to get the same amount that the Jolie Pitts were paid that’s going to be wishful thinking on her part lol.

    In regards to HC personally I have no beef with him I only mentioning an interview from JF that’s all whish is a bit too honest & out there from him that was refreshing to see. As for HC he has always been branded the nearly there man as always losing out to the best ma. I think MOS would give him more confidence now and he needs to let go of the negativity which I have seen & heard from his interview that he still is carrying. By the way have heard he’s being offered “The Man from UNCLE”. Still it’s odd considering MOS is a massive franchise but still ended up slipping from top mark in after one week. Like Brad said this summer is littered with so many good movies & the completion is fierce that goes with out saying.
    I’m just waiting for backstabbers like “Vanity Fair” to write about TLR $250 million production costs & re-shoots I see there is an odd silence around the movie world in regards to that I wonder why? I saw a post some one mentioned that Disney where the ones that were behind all the negative back lash for WWZ due to Brads past experience in “State of Play” I don’t know if that’s true but saying that like I mentioned the other day there are certain people who played big part in tarnishing Plan B & Brad that’s obvious to see.

  • Sorry

    WWZ I type your name Instate of my in the user name space.

  • Phool.

    #Susan @ 06/25/2013 at 6:53 am
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    Good Morning Susan how are you? Is your painter back on healthy form? In regards to the sun item Lol I was tempted to write take it with a Bucket of salt but differed to pinch. The e UK Sun are hilarious its like they dream about Brad & Angie what they do and don’t do and just write up a story the next day that ‘show LAZY journalism works in the Sun editorial department lol. They rehash old stories put a new date & extra spin on it according to them Angie already adopted from every Race & nation going so why stop there lol yes not forgeting the 6 ponies , the olive plant, the gold watch, the helecopter, the plane , the house,yes th eSun list goes on & on & on

  • Phool.

    #Rose @ 06/25/2013 at 7:03 am
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    Wow you are a proper bizzy bee in your garden aren’t you very impressive ray of vegetables going on there I might as well start calling you “The green Goddess” .
    The thing is Rose you can only fool people till a certain time after that it gets on peoples nerves the shadiness, the lies, the engagement stalking, the wedding that never was, the constant on the cue tummy rubs, the racist ranting via BFF (C Handler) you know you are bound to slip up and show your true colours and that’s what’s happened to Ticky every one has seen what she is for. I am so glad its taken people to be able to lift that cloud of Pity as afar as Ticky was concerned and see her true colurs.No amount of money can hide ones true nature the truth eventually comes out one day and it already has as far as Ticky is concerned lol.
    Personally speaking I don’t think there is any sort of anticipation amongst people and KK’s fans to see the baby because they rather see her flaunting in her bikini body than her breast feeding that baby. Her image is all about body image that’s her money maker apart from that what is she another talent less TV girl that’s famous for being on a home made porn video. I bet Amber Rose & Reggie are having the last laugh.

  • Love Brad!

    Is brad the producer of this kick ass movie? .. I don’t like when school out lot of loud children in my house 5 to count. I like to run away .

  • Phool.

    (A beautiful close-up photo of Angie)
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    Angelina Jolie at the UN Security Council meeting at the UN HQ in New York
    ———————————————————————————————–Angelina Jolie made an impassioned plea during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday, during which she demanded that world leaders address the atrocities of rape in war zones.
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    And it seems her moving speech worked: the Security Council have since adopted a legally-binding resolution demanding the complete and immediate cessation of all acts of sexual violence by all parties in armed conflict.
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    Shortcut to: http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/celebrity/pictures-today/2013/06/25/angelina-jolie-un-security-council-un-hq-new-york

  • http://iPad Susan

    @Rose: Good morning, Brad is probably sleeping like a teenager (all day).
    I hope someone gives Angie the heads up that in a few years the boys will not allow her to kiss them or hold their hands in public. It is called being teenagers, when everything parents do embarrass them. For security reasons, they can’t be drop off half a block, from where they’re going, like regular teens.

  • http://iPad Susan

    New Thread
    Angie arriving at LA Airport

  • anustin

    hello all joliepitt on board!!!! waves……phool,rose,susan,dawne,neer,LLM,noplace, ozzie.

  • devil’s advocate

    Another milestone for Angelina.
    I only wish that it would have been scheduled for the
    day before Jennifer’s next movie opens.

  • jeannifer

    I respect her more and more. Angelina Jolie is very inspiring. She looks well-dressed there and no over-makeup. I mean, perhaps some hollywood actress should see her and learn from her. Stay away from cheap-sex-tape and do something for other people

  • I feel your pain

    With her pass she can never be my HERO
    She’s ok as a person hero not. Even she will

    Brush that title away. the woman and people
    Of this world that are suffering are my HERO

    After these powerful people gets through with
    PUTTING on their SHOW BIS. It back to business

    As usual for them. Don’t tell me I don’t know what
    I’m talking. I’m from a country in WAR for 10 years

    Yes something’s gets done very litter . It’s the biggest
    Show for the world . Money spent on tens of girlfriends

    Buying houses in forigen country and living the good life.

  • Sherry (not from JPW)

    Kudos all around to Brad and Angie on their acheivements,,, was there any doubt?? Angie will keep on trucking, doing her thing, re UN work, movies, directing, acting etc, and won’t waste any of her precious time sitting down with any news agency to give any interviews re her health. Its’ not about her.. it’s about other women and their health.

    And Brad witll keep on producing, acting, designing etc,, and being passionate about what he does.

    All Ticky’s minions and haters can’t touch, no matter how much theiy’re paid, or how passionately they WANT Brad and Angie to fail, e.g. Lamey. She is the ultimate hypocrite, having “Sarah” post her craaap on her gossip site, so later she can kiss Brad’s or Angie’s asssses again in the future if necessary. She can always say it some other blogger who wrote all that negativity about Brad, not her. But we know, Lamey, we know. Just like Ticky we can see right through you. So you had lunch with Stephanie H. and agreed to sh***t all over Brad did you??? Well, I hope they pay you well enough to be on the losing team!! Cause this couple will succeed no matter what you and more powerfful industry people try to do (see VF articile). Hey and good luck to your girls Goopy and Ticky, all the best to them in trying to fight mother nature. It’s the only thing they got going for them!!

  • Joam

    Ty JJ ;)

  • Grandstand

    Is that the face and expression of a person broken up by the world’s evils or what?

  • nani

    Lame’s opinion about WWZ is so agressive and full of anger… and also totally defensive. In spite of recognizing she has the right of not loving the movie, the way she did it was so unpolite! After the success of this weekend she proved such a naive bahaviour… I used to think she was good in her gossip job, but now I really consider she is not important as a gossiper. She is very partial without consistent approaches.

  • Dd

    @I feel your pain: AJ does not regret her past but she learned from it. She had moved on and now doing great things for causes she believed in. Yes she is a wealthy celebrity I but she shares her wealth and time. I don’t remember what portion of her salary she gives to causes but she’s better than other celebrities who talks only but with Angie she walks the talk. So you see, you may have experienced or came from a country that she is trying to bring attention to, but have you yourself did anything?

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