'Refugees are the people I admire most in the world and I am dedicated to working with them for the rest of my life,' the Hollywood actress says on social media
ISLAMABAD – Hollywood actor and noted philanthropist Angelina Jolie has stepped down as a special envoy for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) as she looking to work differently, outside the top diplomatic and political organisation.
The United Nations confirmed the development on Friday as Jolie, a long-time advocate for refugees, has submitted her resignation. After ending the long-term association, the 47-year-old would now engage in a larger set of humanitarian causes.
The Academy Award winner started working with the UN body in 2001 and was appointed as its special envoy in 2012, she participated in over 60 field missions to bear witness to stories of pain as well as hope and perseverance, the press release said.
Joint Statement by UNHCR and Angelina Jolie https://t.co/kVPs1qWelf— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) December 16, 2022
UN also praised her role, recalling her powerful voice that creates awareness and support. Ms Jolie worked tirelessly, witnessing stories of suffering as well as hope and resilience and visited war-torn regions like Yemen to meet displaced people.
The activist also visited Pakistan this year to draw international attention to the country's unfolding humanitarian crisis.
Jolie, one of the top highest-paid actors in the world, also expressed gratitude for the privilege of serving as a Special Envoy.
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For her exceptional work, Angelina was awarded Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander.
Jolie earlier lamented little progress by United Nations in key areas and criticised the UN Security Council members for abusing their veto authority.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|