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Angelina Jolie has a brand new job!
As if being an actress, director, mom and philanthropist wasn’t sufficient, the celeb can now add “contributing editor” to her resume.
That is proper! Time’s editor-in-chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal introduced on Wednesday that the two-time Oscar winner has joined the journal’s crew as a contributing editor.
In accordance with the publication, Jolie will cowl quite a lot of matters in her items, together with displacement, battle and human rights. The Maleficent star can actually converse to those topics. She has served as Particular Envoy for the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees ever since 2012. Earlier than that, she represented UNHCR as a Goodwill Ambassador for about 11 years. All through her time with the group, Jolie has carried out about 60 area missions. She’s additionally written for Time earlier than. Again in April, she penned a bit about girls’s function in selling peace in Afghanistan.
Jolie’s articles will seem month-to-month throughout Time’s world platforms—and readers can try her first piece proper now. Her first article is titled “Angelina Jolie: What We Owe Refugees.” Within the piece, she writes about how “the excellence between refugees and migrants has been blurred and politicized.”
“Some leaders intentionally use the phrases refugee and migrant interchangeably, utilizing hostile rhetoric that whips up worry in opposition to all outsiders,” she writes. “Everybody deserves dignity and truthful therapy, however we should be clear in regards to the distinction. Underneath worldwide regulation it’s not an possibility to help refugees, it’s an obligation. It’s completely doable to make sure robust border management and truthful, humane immigration insurance policies whereas assembly our duty to assist refugees.”
She then explains how the variety of forcibly displaced folks has risen from 40 million to 70 million throughout her 18 years at UNHCR and referred to as for motion.
“As we mark World Refugee Day on June 20, it’s an phantasm to suppose that any nation can retreat behind its borders and easily hope the issue will go away,” she writes at one level. “We want management and efficient diplomacy. We have to concentrate on long-term peace primarily based on justice, rights and accountability to allow refugees to return residence. This isn’t a mushy strategy. It’s the tougher plan of action, however it’s the just one that can make a distinction. The space between us and the refugees of the previous is shorter than we predict.”
To learn her full article, go to Time.com.