UN wants bigger role for Angelina Jolie

Source: Associated Press

Angelina Jolie is in talks to take on a new and expanded role with the U.N. refugee agency for which she already serves as goodwill ambassador, she told reporters Tuesday.

The actress said that she and the agency are still studying their options and working out the details for her to deal with refugee crises, but haven’t settled on anything because they want to get it right. U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres told the agency’s executive committee Tuesday that the world-famous actress could serve as his special envoy “to mobilize strong international support” during particularly dire situations.

“We are looking at a few countries in the world,” Jolie said in answer to a brief question. “We’re hoping to discuss it in the next few weeks but we want to research it properly and do it well.”

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