Angelina Jolie Honoured for Humanitarian Work

A-list activist was in Switzerland for the ceremony
Tuesday , 04 October 2011
Angelina makes a speech in Switzerland
Angelina makes a speech in Switzerland
Angelina Jolie visits those affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.
Angelina Jolie visits those affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.
Angelina Jolie attends to her UNHCR Ambassador duties in Medjedja with husband, Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie attends to her UNHCR Ambassador duties in Medjedja with husband, Brad Pitt
UN Refugee Agency goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie
UN Refugee Agency goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie
American actress Angelina Jolie holds a certificate from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees confirming her appointment as a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR August 27, 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland.
American actress Angelina Jolie holds a certificate from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees confirming her appointment as a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR August 27, 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland.
US actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie comforting an Iraqi refugee living in Jaramana, a suburb in southern Damascus
US actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie comforting an Iraqi refugee living in Jaramana, a suburb in southern Damascus
 UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visits Somali refugees at Shousha Camp located eight kilometres from the Tunis-Libyan border.
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visits Somali refugees at Shousha Camp located eight kilometres from the Tunis-Libyan border.
 UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie presents education materials to both local Headteacher, Gul Rahman, and young schoolgirls in the village of Qala Gudar, Qarabagh District
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie presents education materials to both local Headteacher, Gul Rahman, and young schoolgirls in the village of Qala Gudar, Qarabagh District
U.N goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie arrives in Turkey to visit thousands of Syrian refugees at the border province of Hatay Hatay, Turkey
U.N goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie arrives in Turkey to visit thousands of Syrian refugees at the border province of Hatay Hatay, Turkey
Angelina Jolie arrives in Turkey to visit Syrians that have taken refuge in the border province of Hatay Hatay, Turkey
Angelina Jolie arrives in Turkey to visit Syrians that have taken refuge in the border province of Hatay Hatay, Turkey

Angelina Jolie has been honoured in Switzerland for her humanitarian work.

The Salt star was feted by the United Nations refugee agency at a gala attended by government officials, diplomats and aid workers.

The honour marks Angelina’s 10 years as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

She told the distinguished guests, “It is an honour to work on behalf of refugees, and I look forward to the next 10 years. I’m so grateful to the many refugee families that I have had the honour and privilege to spend the last years with. From them I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned to become a better person, a better mother.”

Click through the picture gallery to see Angelina Jolie’s top 10 humanitarian moments…

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