A Special Envoy for Refugee Issues
After years of dedicated service to UNHCR and the cause of refugees, Angelina Jolie in April 2012 was appointed as Special Envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. In her new and expanded role, she will be focusing on major crises resulting in mass population displacements; undertaking advocacy and representing UNHCR and Guterres at the diplomatic level; and engaging with decision-makers on global displacement issues. Through this work, she will help contribute to the vital process of finding solutions for people displaced by conflict.
Jolie previously represented UNHCR as a Goodwill Ambassador, and in this role she conducted more than 40 field visits around the world, becoming well-versed in the phenomenon of forced displacement and a tireless advocate on their behalf.
An unflagging determination to give a voice to refugees and internally displaced people, undertaking advocacy on their behalf to facilitate lasting solutions.
Read more about Jolie's personal impressions and reflections during her field missions as Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR.
Find out more about Jolie's missions to the field, where she has been and what she has been saying.