Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Angelina Jolie Considers New Role With UN Agency

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Goodwill Ambassador US actress Angelina Jolie, left, walks with the Chairman of the UNHCR Executive Committee, Hisham Badr, right, Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Egypt to Geneva, at the UN building after delivering a speech at the 62th UNHCR Executive Committee at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

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.

"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."

Jolie is a globe-trotting goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, visiting dozens of countries during her 10 years in the job. She also has served informally on occasion as a special envoy for U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres.

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