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Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie

Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie

If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks my heart. Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie

Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie
Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.
In fact, she first personally encountered the effects of a humanitarian crisis while filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) in war-torn Cambodia. An experience she later credited with having brought her a greater understanding of the world. Upon her return home, she contacted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for information on international trouble spots. Besides, to learn more about the conditions in these areas, she began visiting refugee camps around the world. In February 2001, she went on her first field visit, an 18-day mission to Sierra Leone and Tanzania. She later expressed her shock at what she had witnessed. From wikipedia.

Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie

I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie

In the following months, she returned to Cambodia for two weeks and met with Afghan refugees in Pakistan. There she donated $1 million in response to an international UNHCR emergency appeal. In fact, the largest donation UNHCR had ever received from a private individual. She covered all costs related to her missions. Besides, shared the same rudimentary working and living conditions as UNHCR field staff on all of her visits. Jolie was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva on August 27, 2001.

On April 17, 2012, after more than a decade of service as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie received the rank of Special Envoy to High Commissioner António Guterres. It was the first to take on such a position within the organization. In her expanded role, she represents UNHCR and Guterres at the diplomatic level to facilitate lasting solutions for people displaced by major crises. In the months following the promotion, she made her first visit as Special Envoy—her third over all—to Ecuador. There she met with Colombian refugees, and accompanied Guterres on a week-long tour of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq. To assess the situation of refugees from neighboring Syria.

In an effort to connect her Cambodian-born son with his heritage, Jolie purchased a house in his country of birth in 2003. The traditional home sat on 39 hectares in the northwestern province of Battambang, infiltrated with poachers who threatened the dwindling populations of Asian black bears, Asian elephants, and Indochinese tigers. She purchased the surrounding 60,000 hectares and turned the area into a wildlife reserve named for her son, the Maddox Jolie Project. In recognition of her conservation efforts, King Norodom Sihamoni awarded her Cambodian citizenship on July 31, 2005.

In addition to the facilities at MJP, Jolie has built at least ten other schools in Cambodia. And in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the birthplace of her daughter, she funds the Zahara Children’s Center. The center, in particular, treats children suffering from HIV or tuberculosis. She has also built schools elsewhere in the world. For example, a school and a boarding facility for girls at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Also, a school for girls in Tangi, Afghanistan, and another girls-only school in the Afghan capital Kabul. Funded through the Jolie–Pitt Foundation, Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt established it in September 2006.

Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie