This afternoon Thursday, September 14, Angelina participated in a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. We don’t know what the meeting was about but they posed for photos and went in to a private meeting afterwards.
When Angelina and her kids was visiting Africa, she didn’t only attend the World Refugee Day but she and Shiloh did also go to the opening of the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary. People Magazine has an exclusive article and photos from the event and I’m very happy that Angelina takes the time and effort to support animals in need as well. A cause very dear to my heart!
This must be very special for Shiloh who was born in Namibia and she has a cheetah named after her as well! 🙂 And this update works as a magazine alert as well, so if anyone can scan this magazine for us that would be great!
“Her face lit up when she saw the sanctuary for the first time,” a source tells PEOPLE. “The name was a surprise to her and she was beaming. She and her brothers and sisters moved around very quietly as the newly rescued elephants were still settling in.”
“It is a privilege to work with N/a’an ku sê Foundation and be able to contribute to conservation in Namibia,” Jolie said before leaving.
Angelina sent a video message at an event honoring the victims of the Srebrenica genocide on July 11, 2017 in Guildhalls, London, UK. Read part of the speech below as well as the video and some photos has been added to the gallery.
“With them we are. We must never forget. Wherever that hatred does not dispute, violence is only a few steps,” she stressed. Anyone who has visited BiH know that Bosnians tolerant and humane people, warm and open heart, with a wonderful sense of humor. In addition, they are strong, extremely resistant people who have endured genocide and ethnic cleansing and other Defiance spirit, and everything else around them in ruins. Bosnians do not complain. They are humble people. They do not ask for special treatment or attention.
Every year, many victims await identification. Today, on the anniversary of the genocide, are still fresh graves in the cemetery in Potocari. When I think of Srebrenica imagine green hills and wide valley. My mind is turning towards Sarajevo, cafes and cobbled streets of the old town , with the cathedral, minarets and a synagogue. it’s still hard to believe that genocide could happen on European soil, a few hours away from European capitals, throughout our lives. the lesson is that violence in various forms quickly appear if the hatred, intolerance and aggression does not prevent it. And unfortunately, none of these things does not belong to the past. they are deeply rooted in human nature. they are in contradiction of all that pleased in democratic societie.”
Angelina attended the “Dreams Of Freedom” event yesterday on June 26th in London, England. She screened a video message to all the kids at the event. Below you can view photos from the video and also read parts of her speech.
She acts as UNHCR Special Envoy and harnesses her global fame in Hollywood to help child refugees in war torn countries of the world.
And actress and philanthropist Angelina Jolie, 42, has spoken up at a performance by more than 600 children as part of a project between world human rights organisation Amnesty International and Chickenshed Theatre.
Held at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday night, the event saw the beauty urge schoolchildren to fight for universal human rights for children all over the world.
Angelina shared her message via a video clip which was played out to the audience.
‘Children, I need you,’ she said. ‘We all need you. We adults, we are a little lost these days, we want you to think that we have it all under control, that it will all be fine. And it will be,’ she began.
‘The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; it’s like your secret book of laws. And if you can master it, no one can trick you, or your friends. And you can take those laws and rights and go head on with those adults who won’t listen.
‘With the power of not only what is right and fair, but what is law, you can fight back. And as you grow up, you will have the tools to protect yourselves and to defend others.
‘It means you can grow up to be citizens who together can complete the work that my generation will leave unfinished and fight for universal human rights for all children.’
Angelina traveled with her kids to Nairobi, Kenya yesterday and today she was seen holding a speech at the World Refugee Day 2017 and also meeting up with organisations and a meeting with Somali Special Envoy Nuur Mohamud Sheekh.
She looks very happy and lovely in the photos and it’s nice to get to see some new photos.
This is was UNHCR official page posts about the event and also includes some quotes from Angelina’s speech and you can view part of the speech in this video:
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi.
Ms. Jolie met around 20 refugee girls, who are unaccompanied or separated from their parents and are now living in the Heshima Kenya Safe House and participating in a Girls’ Empowerment Programme.
The girls have fled extreme violence or persecution in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Rwanda. Almost all have suffered sexual and gender-based violence, robbing them of their childhoods. Many have given birth after being raped, or are pregnant. They told the Special Envoy about their personal stories and their lives today.
Angelina Jolie said:
“Over half of all refugees and displaced people worldwide are women and children. How we treat them is a measure of our humanity as nations. On World Refugee day my only ask is that people consider the pain and suffering of young girls like these. Not only have they had to flee extreme violence or persecution, lost everything and witnessed the death of family members, but they have also had to face so much abuse and intolerance and hardship. They are doing their best to carry on, with minimal support trying to live lives on dignity against impossible odds. It was an honour to spend the day with them.”