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Angelina Jolie bows out as envoy for U.N. refugee agency
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Angelina Jolie bows out as envoy for U.N. refugee agency

United Nations – Actress Angelina Jolie and the United Nations refugee agency are parting ways after more than two decades, they announced Friday. Jolie has been the U.N.'s highest profile goodwill ambassador and special envoy since 2001. She indicated Friday that she is opting to work with local organizations instead of with the world body."After 20 years working within the U.N. system I feel it is time for me to work differently, engaging directly with refugees and local organizations, and supporting their advocacy for solutions," Jolie said in a joint statement with the U.N. Actress Angelina Jolie, special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, gives a statement in Goudebou, a Malian refugee camp in northern Burkina Faso, on International...