Angelina Jolie not UN ambassador – level 3

23-12-2022 07:00

After nearly a decade, US actor Angelina Jolie announced that she would step down as the United Nation’s refugee agency special envoy.

During trips to Cambodia to film “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, humanitarian work sparked Jolie’s interest. She realized how some people received little education on the bad things happening in the world. In 2001, the UN first appointed her as a goodwill ambassador, and in 2012, she became the UN’s first special envoy.

During her career, the Hollywood actor completed over 60 field missions from Burkina Faso to Pakistan, and she also raised awareness of sexual violence against women in conflict zones. In 2013, she received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award. Jolie said she was dedicated to working with refugees for the rest of her life, and she would work with organizations led by people most directly affected by conflicts.

Difficult words: envoy (a representative on a diplomatic mission), humanitarian (improve people’s lives and reduce suffering), goodwill (kindness and support).

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