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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Angelina Jolie Honored by UN Refugee Agency for Humanitarian Work

Angelina Jolie was honored Monday in
Geneva by the United Nations refugee
agency for her outstanding humanitarian
work for the past decade.

Before an audience of 200 government
officials, diplomats, donors and aid
workers, the philanthropist and mom of six
was recognized for completing 10 years as
UNCHR Goodwill Ambassador.

"It is an honor to work on behalf of
refugees, and I look forward to the next 10
years," Jolie, 36, said.

"I'm so grateful to the many refugee
families that I have had the honor and
privilege to spend the last years with. From
them I've learned so much. I've learned to
become a better person, a better mother,"
she said. "They've inspired me by showing
me every day the unbreakable strength of
the human spirit."

The actress has visited almost 30 countries
worldwide as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
over the past decade, including Tunisia,
Turkey, Malta and Italy this year alone.

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