Angelina Joile

By: Rayne De La Garza

Background

Angelina Jolie is an actress and humanitarian, she joined the UN refugee agency in 2001. At first it was for goodwill ambassador and now is a special envoy. She undertaken 50 field mission.

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"Angelina Jolie represents a new type of leadership in the 21st century," says U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague, who has worked with Jolie on efforts to end a plague of rape in war-torn regions. "Her strength lies in the fact that she is able to influence governments and move public opinion at the same time." That Jolie chooses to use her global influence to highlight neglected human rights and humanitarian issues, adds Hague, "is in keeping with the finest traditions of leadership."

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