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Angelina Jolie Briefs UN Security Council on Syria Crisis (Video)

Angelina Jolie Briefs UN Security Council on Syria Crisis (Video)

Angelina Jolie Pitt arrives for the United Nations Security Council Meeting on the situation in the Middle East and Syria on Friday morning (April 24) in New York City.

The 39-year-old actress and activist briefed the UN on the Syrian refugee crisis and urged the world powers to do more to help those displaced throughout the past four years of war in the region.

“We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world’s inability to protect and defend the innocent,” Angelina said.

“It is sickening to see thousands of refugees drowning on the doorstep of the world’s wealthiest continent,” she added. “No one risks the lives of their children in this way except out of utter desperation.”


Angelina Jolie Briefs UN Security Council on Syria Crisis

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  • JPFamily

    Thanks Jared.
    What a wonderful, inspiring lady. This means so much to Angelina – her speech was so moving and very much from the heart. Couldn’t be more proud of her.

    Link to AP and Getty pics:

    ANGELINA JOLIE SPEAKS AT UN
    Actress Angelina Jolie speaks at the United Nations on the issue of the ongoing refugee crisis in Syria on April 24, 2015, in New York, NY

    http://www.apimages.com/search?query=angelina+jolie+&entitysearch=&st=ps&eventid=7393766&orderBy=Newest&title=Angelina+Jolie+Speaks+At+UN&allfilters=&currItem=2167a9fbfb6341a2bce272a3a283feb3&toItem=18

    Angelina Jolie Attends United Nations Security Council
    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/search/2/image?phrase=angelina+jolie+security+council&family=editorial&sort=newest&excludenudity=true&page=1

  • wika

    Stunning woman, inside out!

  • bap

    She corrected them with class.

  • JPFamily

    Reposting Angelina’s speech in full:

    http://www.unhcr.org/553a459d6.html

    United Nations Security Council (7433rd Meeting), Open Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria, Remarks by Angelina Jolie Pitt, UNHCR Special Envoy for Refugee Issues. New York, 24 April 2015. Remarks at the UN Security Council

    Special Envoy, 24 April 2015

    As delivered

    Mr President, Foreign Ministers, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: it is an honor to brief the Council.

    I thank His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Jordan, the High Commissioner for Refugees, and my colleagues from OCHA, and the World Food Programme.

    Since the Syria conflict began in 2011, I have made eleven visits to Syrian refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Malta.

    I wish that some of the Syrians I have met could be here today.

    I think of the mother I met recently in a camp in Iraq. She could tell you what it is like to try to live after your young daughter was ripped from your family by armed men, and taken as a sex slave.

    I think of Hala, one of six orphaned children living in a tent in Lebanon. She could tell you what it is like to share the responsibility for feeding your family at the age of 11, because your mother died in an air strike and your father is missing.

    I think of Dr Ayman, a Doctor from Aleppo, who watched his wife and three year-old daughter drown in the Mediterranean when a smugglers’ boat collapsed packed with hundreds of people. He could tell you what it is like to try to keep your loved ones safe in a warzone, only to lose them in a desperate bid for safety after all other options have failed.

    Any one of the Syrians I have met would speak more eloquently about the conflict than I ever could.

    Nearly four million Syrian refugees are victims of a conflict they have no part in.

    Yet they are stigmatized, unwanted, and regarded as a burden.

    So I am here for them, because this is their United Nations.

    Here, all countries and all people are equal – from the smallest and most broken member states to the free and powerful.

    The purpose of the UN is to prevent and end conflict:

    To bring countries together, to find diplomatic solutions and to save lives.

    We are failing to do this in Syria.

    Responsibility for the conflict lies with the warring parties inside Syria.

    But the crisis is made worse by division and indecision within the international community – preventing the Security Council from fulfilling its responsibilities.

    In 2011, the Syrian refugees I met were full of hope. They said “please, tell people what is happening to us”, trusting that the truth alone would guarantee international action.

    When I returned, hope was turning into anger: the anger of the man who held his baby up to me, asking “is this a terrorist? Is my son a terrorist?”

    On my last visit in February, anger had subsided into resignation, misery and the bitter question “why are we, the Syrian people, not worth saving?”

    To be a Syrian caught up in this conflict is to be cut off from every law and principle designed to protect innocent life:

    International humanitarian law prohibits torture, starvation, the targeting of schools and hospitals – but these crimes are happening every day in Syria.

    The Security Council has powers to address these threats to international peace and security – but those powers lie unused.

    The UN has adopted the Responsibility to Protect concept, saying that when a State cannot protect its people the international community will not stand by – but we are standing by, in Syria.

    The problem is not lack of information – we know in excruciating detail what is happening in Yarmouk, in Aleppo and in Homs.

    The problem is lack of political will.

    We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world’s inability to protect and defend the innocent.

    And I say this as someone who is proud to have been part of the UN system for 13 years.

    I don’t think enough people realize just how many people are fed, sheltered, protected and educated by the United Nations every day of the year.

    But all of this good is undermined by the message being sent in Syria: that laws can be flouted –chemical weapons can be used, hospitals can be bombed, aid can be withheld and civilians starved –with impunity.

    So on behalf of Syrian refugees, I make three pleas to the international community:

    The first is an appeal for unity.

    It is time for the Security Council to work as one to end the conflict, and reach a settlement that also brings justice and accountability for the Syrian people.

    It is very encouraging to see ministerial representation from Jordan, Spain and Malaysia here today.

    But I think we would all like to see the Foreign Ministers of all the Security Council Members here, working on a political solution for Syria as a matter of urgency.

    In the last few months we have seen intensive diplomacy at work elsewhere in the region: so now let us see what is possible for the people of Syria.

    And while these debates are important, I also urge the Security Council to visit Syrian refugees, to see first hand their suffering and the impact it is having on the region. Those refugees cannot come to this Council, so please, will you go to them.

    Second, I echo what has been said about supporting Syria’s neighbors, who are making an extraordinary contribution.

    It is sickening to see thousands of refugees drowning on the doorstep of the world’s wealthiest continent. No one risks the lives of their children in this way except out of utter desperation.

    If we cannot end the conflict, we have an inescapable moral duty to help refugees and provide legal avenues to safety.

    And third, the barbarism of those inflicting systematic sexual violence demands a much greater response from the international community.

    We need to send a signal that we are serious about accountability for these crimes, for that is the only hope of establishing any deterrence.

    And I call on Member States to begin preparations now so that Syrian women are fully represented in future peace negotiations, in accordance with multiple resolutions of the Security Council.

    And if I may make a wider, final point to conclude my remarks.

    The crisis in Syria illustrates that our inability to find diplomatic solutions causes mass displacement, and traps millions of people in exile, statelessness, and displacement.

    52 million people are forcibly displaced today – a sea of excluded humanity.

    And while our priority must be ending the Syrian conflict, we must also broaden out the discussion to this much wider problem.

    Our times will be defined not by the crises themselves, but by the way we pull together as an international community to address them.

    Thank you.

  • trt

    Love Angie! She’s a woman of substance…a true humanitarian.

  • toastie postie

    Now there’s true beauty. Beauty of heart and soul. The other is an extra bonus.

  • ali7

    She’s still at the council because it haven’t finish yet so she doesn’t have time to relax after it finish, she’s going straight to the women in the world summit

  • SALT

    She looks better then never. And it seems she gained some weight. She is at her prime.

  • Claire

    i notice that too.

  • Jana500

    Great work!

  • AWHODAT

    I do believe this is what she did the last time she attended the WITW summit. (was that 2013?) She addressed the UN and then went on to the WITW summit.

  • Jo

    Love her

  • AWHODAT

    Now this is what an actualized woman looks like…..how she behaves…..what she says…….what she does……..

    O. Yeah.

  • toastie postie

    I like that. :0)

  • MrsCleo

    Pure jealousy from you? Do you desire her husband ? I bet you do. Lmao

  • MrsCleo

    Great job , Angelina. Always putting yourself out there to help other people. We need more people like her in this world.

  • angiefan

    Angelina Jolie is truly a God sent. What a remarkable educated talented naturally beautiful woman. She truly is a power house. Many blessing to her and family.

  • JPFamily

    You will be able to watch Angelina’s speech live at 1:40pm at this link to Women in the World:

    Watch: Day 3 of Tina Brown’s 6th Annual Women in the World Summit live from Lincoln Center in New York City

    http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/

    Women in the World
    3 hrs ·
    Watch the LAST day of the 6th annual Women in the World Summit now at nytimes.com/womenintheworld. Right now: Ambassador Samantha Power and Robin Wright (aka Claire Underwood). Up soon: Tavi Gevinson, Bassem Youssef, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jon Krakauer, Tima Shomali, and, joining us this afternoon, Angelina Jolie Pitt. ‪#‎WITW‬

  • angiefan

    I see we have some Ticky lovers on here today people’s . Let’s bounce them out off here. BOUNCE TICKY BITCHES!

  • Claire

    Those stupid hens have no decency ! I think they’re interested in hair, yoga and Cabo subjects … What a pity ! STFU little rotten things

  • wika

    Can’t you tell? The first thing they did was to look at boobs. I guess that’s what happens when you’re a ticky fan. Ticky shoved her boobs too hard in their faces that they can’t see anything beyond it anymore LOL

  • Go Figure!

    I don’t know why, but I was hoping Brad would come to support her.

  • MrsCleo

    What about the nipples , Bambi? Are you a lesbian? Angelina is happily married , I don’t think you have a chance. If you want a girlfriend look at a woman’s face and don’t be a creep by staring at her nipples/boobs.

  • wika

    I don’t think she’ll be in new york for long, she doesn’t have anything there after the closing speech right?

  • SALT

    people. just flag, collapse and ignore….

  • toastie postie

    Ah, cheer up JA devotees. I’m sure JA will one day address the UN Security Council – in a bad Adam Sandler…wait…they are all bad lately…correction… in an AS satire, where she will cause an international war on the floor of the UN, after her backward, sexist, racist, but hysterically funny delivery of a speech. You know as long as it’s suppose to be funny, it’s okay. You know, so say the guys. Don’t think any Native Americans will be in the film though. Sigh.

  • Claire

    JJ please put a tread on ticky’s 3 months pregnancy, or marriage. The hens will be celebrating there and leave us alone. They’re funny but boring and stupid

  • MrsCleo

    Rotflmao @ Stella. Yeah, and Blue ivy is yours too.

  • Stella Megová

    MESSAGE

    To all whom these presents may come:

    GREETING

    Now comes Stella Megová from Moravia, Czech Republic –

    I Stella Megová have filed maternity suit in Los Angeles. Stella states to be genuine mother of Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt, one of alleged twins falsely said to be born in July 2008 to fraudster Angelina Jolie Pitt and her then partner, now her alleged lawful spouse, fraudster William Bradley Pitt.

    I Stella seek judicial declarations that I Stella am biological mother of Knox Léon and that Stella previously associated with fraudsters Jolie and her spouse for the time being, Pitt.

    So govern yourselves fully in accord.

    Media now reports my case: http://thehollywoodgossip-com-megova-files-jolie-pitt-maternitysuit.feenode.net/

  • Claire

    Stella, my kids are yours don’t you want them too ?

  • MrsCleo

    I thought Justin dumped her?

  • toastie postie

    I second that idea. They are very bored. Too lazy to come up with new material. That’s what happens when you watch too much JA and Adam Sandler comedies(cough, cough). Jeez, every standup comedian knows you need new material, every once in a while.

  • MrsCleo

    Stella is Bambi’s mama.

  • MrsCleo

    ..meme is.

  • Felinelilly

    Angelina “force of nature” Jolie Pitt. Moving for the helpless, speaking for the voiceless. Angelina you are an amazing, caring, altruistic, strong woman. I’m so proud to be her fan.

  • FЇLTHY.JOLIE.WHÖRE.PANTЇES

    hot gorilla boobs on the jolie/

  • wika

    Right? I just sent a friend of mine – who doesn’t follow the JPs and is generally skeptical towards celebrities – Angelina’s briefing to the UNSC and that friend of mine was thoroughly impressed. Needless to say, I felt like a really proud fan. :)

  • Claire

    No, she’s his bank account. And you know she’s the sexiest woman of all time : no man on earth can dump her lol

  • FЇLTHY.JOLIE.WHÖRE.PANTЇES

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    Waving to all lovely fans of Angie and Brad plus a really big shout out to all the lovely big fat loon ladies out there and all the lurkers and all the fat-bottomed fangirls riding bicycles, Take care, God Bless and God Bless JuJube, LottaTitz, Tush, AnusStain, PassingPoo, PhattTwatt, Carmen Dell’Orifice, Rose , Passing Through, NAN, Jaye, Premalee, Josephina, Were the morons, Jen The Hag, FJWP, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee,Bermey girl, noplace, QQQQ, Groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, Juliana, plez, changeling, Busted, JP Fan, Vickifromtexas, tweet, juju, Neer, Love Conquers All, Umm, Bea, trt, Saffron, LLM, valis202, Gold Dust Woman, Who, briseis, Lucy, Lyric, Ako si Gladys, fyi, ndn, Media Wh@re MANiston, Lylian, Cliniqua, AWHODAT!, Felinelilly, juju, Go Figure!, Gold Dust Woman, Sunny, thelookoflove1365, Yolly, Observer2, Anon2, an oldie, well, wfb, Rose , Passing Through, NAN, Jaye, Premalee, Josephina, Were the morons, Jen The Hag, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee, Bermey girl, noplace, QQQQ25, Groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, plez, Busted, JPFamily, Vickifromtexas, tweet, juju, Neer, Love Conquers All, Umm, Bea, trt, Saffron, LLM, valis202, Gold Dust Woman, Who, briseis, Lucy, Lyric, Rose from Temecula , Ako si Gladys, fyi, ndn, Media Wh@re MANiston, Lylian, Cliniqua, AWHODAT!, Felinelilly, juju, Go Figure!, Sunny, thelookoflove1365, Yolly, Observer2, Anon2, an oldie, well, Shar16, Jana500, bap, wvally, toastie postie, changeling, norah mackenzie, JPFamily, cycleon2, wika, gemdiamond, Brad’s Dikqus and all the lurkers out there I hope you all have a great day,
    GOD BLESS US, EVERY ONE
    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITT FAMILY
    GOD BLESS THEIR FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD

  • Felinelilly

    Yep, she’s amazing like that. :)

  • wika

    Please don’t reply to their comments directly. You can’t get rid of their comments fully if you do.

  • Drew Flanagan

    Beautiful and heartfelt. Sadly, she may has well be on a Broadway stage. The U.N is utterly useless.

  • Lily

    Amazing Mrs. Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Pitt.

  • Sandy McFarlane

    MOM

  • AWHODAT

    Dont u just love it when “Angelina Jolie Pitt Derangement Syndrome” overtakes the already psychotic fatfvckers and they come crawling out of their holes to pester us? LMFAO As if we can help them.

    O dear. And have u noticed that the syndrome ALWAYS breaks out in the wake of a certain fame-fattened tick once again being publicly humiliated right about the same time that Angelina Jolie Pitt, the most highly evolved celebrity in the world, has the whole world eating out of her hands? – the most highly evolved celebrity in the world who has single-handedly given HW a global face-lift by the incomparable example that she has set to show that HW is not all about vapidness and self-absorption, but that IF THEY SO CHOOSE, the average celebrity can be a major force for good.

    O well. As the saying goes…..you can lead a fatfvcker to water, but……..etc.

  • JPFamily

    Angelina coming on now!
    Watch live:
    http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/

    vivian onano ‏@vivianonano 48s
    There are about 50 million refugees and it is estimated that 25 million are children, @WomenintheWorld #WITW
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDX_MU6WgAI5BwO.jpg

    Margit Detweiler ‏@Margit 2 mins
    “To call Angelina Jolie Pitt an activist is to call Arthur Rubinstein a pianist” – @TinaBrownLM #witw

    Women in the World ‏@WomenintheWorld 1m
    We’re so honored to welcome Angelina Jolie Pitt to #WITW

    eybaebae ‏@jenniferatalla 1m
    A sea of bright phone displays all whipped out to take a pic of Angelina Jolie at #WITW

  • wika

    Tina brown is introducing Angelina! Love how they all address her as Angelina Jolie Pitt!

    Damnit this woman, her resume is so bloody impressive. And I’m not even talking about her Hollywood career btw lol.

  • JPFamily

    Another powerful and very moving speech!

    Margit Detweiler ‏@Margit 2m
    “Crimes against women are still seen as secondary issues” – Angelina Jolie Pitt #witw
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDYBN34WMAA0zNB.jpg

    Lindsay Ashby ‏@LindsayAshby 7 mins
    Syria has fallen back 40 yrs. Women are 1st to be affected by war, but last to be considered. @AngieJoliePitt1 #WITW
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDYA_JQWAAERBx9.jpg

    Love this drawing:
    lizadonnelly @lizadonnelly · 1 min
    “Outcry is not enough.” Angelina Jolie. #WITW @Womenintheworld
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDYApn6W0AA4nLt.jpg:large

    gabifresh @gabifresh · 8 mins
    NBD just listening to Angelina Jolie talk about women’s rights in Iraq and Syria
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDX_cSKXIAAYkyk.jpg:large

    Tima Shomali @Timashomali · 4 mins
    #AngelinaJolie on stage now @WomenintheWorld #WITW
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDX_ULzUEAApm3Z.jpg:large

    Annie E. Clark ‏@aelizabethclark 53s
    listening to Angelina Jolie speak about refugees, sex trafficking, education, and violence against women. #WITW
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDX_jy_UgAAllrZ.jpg

    AKC, Real Brooklyn G ‏@andreakcastillo 2 mins
    “A Call To Action” with Angelina Jolie Pitt. #WITW
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDX_fzoW8AE6te_.jpg

  • Susan

    Why? It’s the foreign Minster that she wañt support from.
    I thought he was filming in NO.

  • cee

    She never ceases to amaze me and make me proud to be a fan. Angelina Jolie Pitt you rock!