Things are going well for Angelina Jolie these days! She’s engaged to long-time partner Brad Pitt, and now the United Nations had decided to reward one of their most dedicated goodwill ambassadors by appointing her a special envoy.
As a special envoy, Angelina will represent the UN at the diplomatic level to governments and diplomats. It’s a role normally reserved for career diplomats or retired politicians. The UN spokeswoman said:
“I don’t think you need a rocket scientist to see the benefits that she is bringing in terms of the attention that she is getting for the plight of the world’s displaced.”
Angelina has been acting as a goodwill ambassador for 10 years and has also donated a lot of money to the UN (which relies entirely on donations), but the spokeswoman made it clear that Angelina’s donations had nothing to do with her appointment. Congratulations, Angelina!
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