Former Special Envoy Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie dedicated over 20 years of service to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.  She served as a Goodwill Ambassador from 2001 – 2012 and then as Special Envoy from 2012 – 2022. 

In her critical role as Special Envoy, Ms. Jolie used her powerful voice to build awareness and support for refugees.  Throughout her time with UNHCR, Ms. Jolie carried out more than 60 field missions bearing witness to suffering and resilience and calling for urgent solutions to protect the rights and safety of displaced people.

In December 2022, Ms. Jolie stepped down from her role as Special Envoy to engage on a broader set of humanitarian and human rights issues. As one of the most influential proponents of refugee rights, her portfolio will continue to include refugees and issues of forced displacement.

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