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Angelina Jolie Is Now a Contributing Editor at Time Magazine

Angelina Jolie Is Now a Contributing Editor at Time Magazine

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Just when you think that Angelina Jolie wasn’t busy enough, she adds something else to her resume.

Time magazine announced Wednesday that Jolie is joining its ranks as a contributing editor.

The 44-year-old Academy Award winner will write each month on multiple topics, “focusing primarily on displacement, conflict and human rights,” Time said.

Angolans Return Home
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie (C) with unaccompanied refugee minors on their way to the newly allocated plot in Lugufu Campin Tanzania, which hosts some 85,000 Congolese.

The humanitarian’s first piece will be published today, on World Refugee Day, June 20.

“As we mark World Refugee Day on June 20, it is an illusion to think that any country can retreat behind its borders and simply hope the problem will go away. We need leadership and effective diplomacy,” Jolie expressed in a statement.

“We need to focus on long-term peace based on justice, rights and accountability to enable refugees to return home. This is not a soft approach. It is the harder course of action, but it is the only one that will make a difference. The distance between us and the refugees of the past is shorter than we think.”

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393727 04: 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. The UNHCR appoints stars as goodwill ambassadors in an effort to raise public awareness over the plight of refugees throughout the world.

Time cited Jolie’s experience working with the UN Refugee Agency for 18 years, the last seven of which she has been the Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Jolie has carried out more than 60 field missions to countries including Colombia, Peru and Bangladesh, the magazine said in its statement.

The actress will be debuting Maleficent: Mistress of Evil later this year, as well as producing and voicing a character on the animated film The One and Only Ivan.

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugee Settlement In Lebanon
In this handout image provided by United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with young Syrian refugees at an informal tented settlement in Zahle, Bekaa Valley on February 23, 2014 in Zahle, Lebanon. The UNHCR Special Envoy was on a 3 day visit to Lebanon to meet with some of the thousands of refugees who have fled the civil war in Syria.

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