JOLIE SET TO LAUNCH
WORLD REFUGE DAY
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[ April 6th 2004 ]
June 2004, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina
Jolie will launch World Refugee Day celebrations
accompanied by a senior government official and
a resettled refugee living in the United States.
At that time, this esteemed launch delegation
will also award the winners of the Fourth Annual
World Refugee Day Poster Contest. The event will
be held at the National Geographic Society, and
will be followed by a press conference.
she was named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Jolie
has worked tirelessly towards building advocacy
and support for refugees and their assistance
and protection. In 2001, she traveled to Sierra
Leone, Tanzania, Cote DíIvoire, Cambodia, and
Pakistan in order to visit refugees in the field.
Since then, she has traveled to Namibia, Thailand,
Ecuador, Kosovo, Chechnya, Jordan and Sri Lanka.
Speaking from her personal experience, Ms. Jolie
will reach out to the press, the diplomatic community
and our nationís lawmakers to raise awareness
about and support for refugees.