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Angelina Jolie Meets With John Kerry on World Refugee Day

Angelina Jolie Meets With John Kerry on World Refugee Day

Angelina Jolie takes the podium during a visit to the U.S. Department of State on Monday afternoon (June 20) in Washington, D.C.

The 41-year-old actress, who currently serves as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy, joined Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the current refugee crisis.

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“I ask people to understand that with 65 million people displaced by conflict, we are facing a world of wars we cannot ignore or turn our backs on. To do that would be naive, irresponsible, and dangerous,” she told the audience.

Angelina added, “We face a very clear choice: to continue as we are and see displacement and insecurity grow, or to come together with other nations and find a new approach, one that does not focus solely on aid and resettlement but on solution, stability, and returns.”

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  • Beedyq

    “UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt!”

  • lurker

    Amazing Angie she always delivers

  • lurker

    loving the block

  • busted

    I knew this would happen. We get a thread late in the night.. but Thanks JJ for doing so.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    The below headline is incorrect. UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie Pitt was invited by US Senator, John Kerry for a very important reason. She did not just show up for a “Special Visit.”
    But I am glad Popsugar is reporting it.

    6/20/16

    POPSUGAR Celebrity Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie at US State Department on World Refugee Day

    Angelina Jolie Honors World Refugee Day With a Special Visit to Washington DC

    June 20, 2016 by MONICA SISAVAT

    VIEW ON ONE PAGE Photo 1 of 9

    http://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Angelina-Jolie-US-State-Department-World-Refugee-Day-41721435#photo-41721435

    Image Source: Getty / Paul Morigi

    Angelina Jolie made a special appearance at the US Department of State in Washington DC on Monday evening. The actress — who serves as the UN’s High Commissioner on Refugees — met with Secretary of State John Kerry before taking the podium to discuss refugees and other important issues in honor of World Refugee Day. While on stage, Angelina got emotional as she told the audience to “take a moment and to truly grasp what a refugee crisis of today’s magnitude means for peace and security in the world.” She then continued, “Today, partly in response to this crisis, we are seeing rising intolerance and xenophobia. But strength lies in mastering and channeling our emotions so that we pursue policies that reduce, not inflame, threats to our security. We need leadership. We need solutions. So that is my ask and my focus today.”

    The subject matter is one that is close to Angelina’s heart. Throughout the years, the actress has made several appearances all over the world to commemorate the day of observance. Most recently, it was revealed that Angelina would be joining the London School of Economics as a professor. Check out her latest interview with BBC now.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    The below headline is incorrect. UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie Pitt was invited by US Senator, John Kerry for a very important reason. She did not just show up for a “Special Visit.”
    But I am glad Popsugar is reporting it.

    6/20/16

    POPSUGAR Celebrity Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie at US State Department on World Refugee Day

    Angelina Jolie Honors World Refugee Day With a Special Visit to Washington DC

    June 20, 2016 by MONICA SISAVAT

    VIEW ON ONE PAGE Photo 1 of 9

    http://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Angelina-Jolie-US-State-Department-World-Refugee-Day-41721435#photo-41721435

    Image Source: Getty / Paul Morigi

    Angelina Jolie made a special appearance at the US Department of State in Washington DC on Monday evening. The actress — who serves as the UN’s High Commissioner on Refugees — met with Secretary of State John Kerry before taking the podium to discuss refugees and other important issues in honor of World Refugee Day. While on stage, Angelina got emotional as she told the audience to “take a moment and to truly grasp what a refugee crisis of today’s magnitude means for peace and security in the world.” She then continued, “Today, partly in response to this crisis, we are seeing rising intolerance and xenophobia. But strength lies in mastering and channeling our emotions so that we pursue policies that reduce, not inflame, threats to our security. We need leadership. We need solutions. So that is my ask and my focus today.”

    The subject matter is one that is close to Angelina’s heart. Throughout the years, the actress has made several appearances all over the world to commemorate the day of observance. Most recently, it was revealed that Angelina would be joining the London School of Economics as a professor. Check out her latest interview with BBC now.

  • juju

    me too
    n it says a lot about their stupidity n craziness
    n miserable life that they still waste their time posting
    when we don’t even see it n is deleted
    there is a “This user is blocked.” that just answer u

    n this has been going on for TWELVE years
    their obsession with angelina n brad n their fans
    it’s one of the most insane things i have ever seen
    poor things

  • juju

    me too
    n it says a lot about their stupidity n craziness
    n miserable life that they still waste their time posting
    when we don’t even see it n is deleted
    there is a “This user is blocked.” that just answer u

    n this has been going on for TWELVE years
    their obsession with angelina n brad n their fans
    it’s one of the most insane things i have ever seen
    poor things

  • wika

    Bringing this over..

    Full event(the 1st speech, I think): http://youtube.com/watch?v=t0QC7Sawx4Q

    I like how the first guy who introduced them sounded so enthusiastic as he ended with “UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina…Jolie…Pitt!”, and the woman’s introduction of her before her speech was lovely.

  • wika

    Bringing this over..

    Full event(the 1st speech, I think): http://youtube.com/watch?v=t0QC7Sawx4Q

    I like how the first guy who introduced them sounded so enthusiastic as he ended with “UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina…Jolie…Pitt!”, and the woman’s introduction of her before her speech was lovely.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    As Angelina said so eloquently and succinctly…..this is where we are now and what we must do now…..to effect REAL change:

    “Angelina added, “We face a very clear choice: to continue as we are and see displacement and insecurity grow, or to come together with other nations and find a new approach, one that does not focus solely on aid and resettlement but on solution, stability, and returns.” ”

    Source: Angelina Jolie Meets With John Kerry on World Refugee Day | Angelina Jolie, John Kerry : Just Jared | http://www.justjared.com/2016/06/20/angelina-jolie-meets-with-john-kerry-on-world-refugee-day/#disqus_thread?trackback=tsmclip

  • Love the JoliePitts

    As Angelina said so eloquently and succinctly…..this is where we are now and what we must do now…..to effect REAL change:

    “Angelina added, “We face a very clear choice: to continue as we are and see displacement and insecurity grow, or to come together with other nations and find a new approach, one that does not focus solely on aid and resettlement but on solution, stability, and returns.” ”

    Source: Angelina Jolie Meets With John Kerry on World Refugee Day | Angelina Jolie, John Kerry : Just Jared | http://www.justjared.com/2016/06/20/angelina-jolie-meets-with-john-kerry-on-world-refugee-day/#disqus_thread?trackback=tsmclip

  • wika

    http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/06/258925.htm

    Remarks with UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt

    MS. JOLIE PITT: Thank you so much. Thank you, Secretary Kerry. As UNHCR special envoy and as an American citizen, I am very grateful for the opportunity to be here and to meet with you today.

    As the Secretary said, today is World Refugee Day. If I ask people for anything on this day, it is to take a moment and to truly grasp what a refugee crisis of today’s magnitude means for peace and security of the world. I ask people to understand that with 65 million people displaced by conflict, we are facing a world of wars we cannot ignore or turn our backs on. To do that would be naive, irresponsible, and dangerous.

    We face a very clear choice: to continue as we are and see displacement and insecurity grow, or to come together with other nations and find a new approach, one that does not focus solely on aid and resettlement but on solution, stability, and returns.

    Today, partly in response to this crisis, we are seeing rising intolerance and xenophobia. But strength lies in mastering and channeling our emotions so that we pursue policies that reduce – not inflame – threats to our security. We need leadership. We need solutions. So that is my ask and my focus today, and I look forward to speaking with you. My hope is that we can use the months before the very welcome summit on refugees hosted by President Obama in September to make progress and not to wait for that to act.

    So I know Secretary Kerry is working tirelessly on these issues. I am very grateful for all that you do, all that you continue to do, all you’ve done, and I am very grateful that you would shine a light on this today and allow me to be here and speak. Thank you so much.

  • wika

    http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/06/258925.htm

    Remarks with UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt

    MS. JOLIE PITT: Thank you so much. Thank you, Secretary Kerry. As UNHCR special envoy and as an American citizen, I am very grateful for the opportunity to be here and to meet with you today.

    As the Secretary said, today is World Refugee Day. If I ask people for anything on this day, it is to take a moment and to truly grasp what a refugee crisis of today’s magnitude means for peace and security of the world. I ask people to understand that with 65 million people displaced by conflict, we are facing a world of wars we cannot ignore or turn our backs on. To do that would be naive, irresponsible, and dangerous.

    We face a very clear choice: to continue as we are and see displacement and insecurity grow, or to come together with other nations and find a new approach, one that does not focus solely on aid and resettlement but on solution, stability, and returns.

    Today, partly in response to this crisis, we are seeing rising intolerance and xenophobia. But strength lies in mastering and channeling our emotions so that we pursue policies that reduce – not inflame – threats to our security. We need leadership. We need solutions. So that is my ask and my focus today, and I look forward to speaking with you. My hope is that we can use the months before the very welcome summit on refugees hosted by President Obama in September to make progress and not to wait for that to act.

    So I know Secretary Kerry is working tirelessly on these issues. I am very grateful for all that you do, all that you continue to do, all you’ve done, and I am very grateful that you would shine a light on this today and allow me to be here and speak. Thank you so much.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thank you for posting her speech, Wika. She said so many powerful and important things. The world cannot afford to overlook or even ignore the truth of her words. I appreciated how Sec. John Kerry and the Imman were shaking their heads in agreement and she received thunderous applause for such a great speech.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thank you for posting her speech, Wika. She said so many powerful and important things. The world cannot afford to overlook or even ignore the truth of her words. I appreciated how Sec. John Kerry and the Imman were shaking their heads in agreement and she received thunderous applause for such a great speech.

  • toastie postie

    Woo hoo! You did it, NDN!

  • toastie postie

    Woo hoo! You did it, NDN!

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Yes. Thank you, NDN for petitioning Jared for the new Angelina Jolie Pitt thread. Us fans are being fed with manna from Heaven, as it were, after so long a drought.

    First, gorgeous pictures of the amazing and gorgeously beautiful Mr. William Bradley Pitt, then the icing on the cake:
    Pictures of his simply gorgeous wife Ms. Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad’s mini me, Knox, and Maddox and James.
    We are ever so grateful.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Yes. Thank you, NDN for petitioning Jared for the new Angelina Jolie Pitt thread. Us fans are being fed with manna from Heaven, as it were, after so long a drought.

    First, gorgeous pictures of the amazing and gorgeously beautiful Mr. William Bradley Pitt, then the icing on the cake:
    Pictures of his simply gorgeous wife Ms. Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad’s mini me, Knox, and Maddox and James.
    We are ever so grateful.

  • toastie postie

    UNHCR Washington ‏@UNHCRdc 1h1 hour ago
    #WorldRefugeeDay @Refugees resettled in US “are as American as anybody” @JohnKerry tells the #UNHCR Special Envoy

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClcgwVRWkAEM_m3.jpg

    https://twitter.com/UNHCRdc/status/745100728813883392

  • toastie postie

    UNHCR Washington ‏@UNHCRdc 1h1 hour ago
    #WorldRefugeeDay @Refugees resettled in US “are as American as anybody” @JohnKerry tells the #UNHCR Special Envoy

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClcgwVRWkAEM_m3.jpg

    https://twitter.com/UNHCRdc/status/745100728813883392

  • Bwest

    Bravo Great Dame Jolie Pitt ! It’s always a great comfort to know that is the voice of thousands of vulnerable people in the world of insane wars ! Continue eloquent , sensible and sensitive to these people who have lost everything! It is a source of pride to your fans , your children and your husband! Keep up the good work forward Angie !

  • Bwest

    Bravo Great Dame Jolie Pitt ! It’s always a great comfort to know that is the voice of thousands of vulnerable people in the world of insane wars ! Continue eloquent , sensible and sensitive to these people who have lost everything! It is a source of pride to your fans , your children and your husband! Keep up the good work forward Angie !

  • juju

    thx wika
    the link says “page not found”

  • Love the JoliePitts

    OHHHHHH!!! These pictures are too precious and priceless.

    OMG! My heart is jumping with joy to see Ms. Angelina Jolie Pitt in her own country’s state department with the honorable United States Senator, John Kerry. This is long overdue and looks so right at the same time.
    Our country honoring one of its own! I LOVE it.
    I am so grateful for Great Britain for honoring her as it has, but to see Angelina Jolie Pitt being recognized as a tremendous asset to the US of America is wonderful.
    I am overwhelmed with joy right now. So happy for Angelina. She deserves this and so much more. But I feel there is more to come that will blow us all away as fans….in a good way.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Loving this picture of Angelina….she is simply regal and perfect….Loving the dress, earrings, shoes…..simply beautiful.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Clby3J1WIAAdhWP.jpg

  • wika
  • Love the JoliePitts

    Bringing her speech over too. Thanks again, TP.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Bringing her speech over too. Thanks again, TP.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

  • fyi

    serge danilo ‏@SergeDanilo 23h
    Interview with #BradPitt. And the winner is: @nikosaliagas for @Europe1. The interview will be broadcast next Saturday. #veinard

  • toastie postie

    :0)

  • toastie postie

    She has had some very awesome pictures this week – and most with barely any make-up.

  • toastie postie
  • toastie postie

    To me, one of the best pictures of this whole fun fest of pictures. Her evening out with two of her best guys.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClRvQJmWAAAuyGU.jpg

  • Love the JoliePitts

    She has. Love her look with the ballerina shoes. She is an amazing woman. Now I want my PDA pictures, TP. Brad and Angelina celebrating anything…….:) Just lots of hugs and kisses. I don’t ask for too much do I TP? :)

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Oh YES!!!! Stunning! Truly a natural beauty.

  • toastie postie

    We are all wanting that. Been too long!!!
    Going into Red Carpet withdrawals.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Angelina in her ‘element.’ Right now I am in love with Secretary of State, John Kerry.
    I could just hug him for being so happy for Angelina and for being also very gracious to her. I think he has great admiration for her and appreciates how very intelligent she is and how committed she has been all these years.

    I think President Obama also has great respect for all that Angelina does, has done and continues to do. She is such a great representative of what kind of people make up these United States of America.
    She and Brad are perfect for each other. They share so many likeable qualities. I am so glad they found each other.

  • wika

    Thanks! Can’t wait to hear him talk about this event.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thank you, FYI. Looking forward to the broadcast.

  • toastie postie

    Darn that Daily Fail – they have the fist pump that Angie does with one of the children. I believe John Kerry started it. Not reading the article – not yet.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3651695/Angelina-Jolie-calls-solution-refugee-crisis-saying-ignore-naive-irresponsible-dangerous.html

  • fyi

    http://www.lemainelibre.fr/actualite/24-heures-du-mans-brad-pitt-et-le-mans-un-reve-d-enfant-20-06-2016-164093
    Le Mans 24 Hours Brad Pitt and Le Mans, a childhood dream

    “Since the age of six I dream coming 24 Hours” . This was said to Brad Pitt COA President Pierre Fillon.

    The American actor, invited by the ACO to give the start of the 24 Hours, took full advantage of the day to the end of the race, its Mans weekend.

    “Brad Pitt has lived throughout the race. It is immersed in the atmosphere of Le Mans with great simplicity , explains Pierre Fillon. Overnight, he went around the big circuit and found the scenes of the race ” .

    The start behind the safety car, the feat of Frederick Sausset (quad amputee driver), the failure of Toyota … Read the interview with Pierre Fillon in “Le Maine Libre” this Tuesday, June 21 More on version Digital here.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    TP. Can they really be this careless with their editing:

    “The actress is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees”

    OMG!!! That is Filippo Grandi’s title. How could they leave off her title as Special Envoy?

    They are ridiculously incompetent and their editor should be reprimanded.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Brad had quite a “Father’s Day” present being able to fulfill his “childhood dream.”
    So happy for you you wonderful man.

  • toastie postie

    That’s the Faily Fail for you. I probably shouldn’t have done it, but I posted it on BF and corrected that. Now I’m going to make them look not as bad, as they really are. Hmm. Maybe I ought to go put a notation about that. We all would be better writers than what they got now. They just do not care.

  • lyric

    I second that tp.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Well look who they cater to. Can there be any lower species of human than the people who comment on their site? They need to go out of business. They serve no real worthwhile uplifting purpose.

  • toastie postie

    Maybe this one will be a little bigger – Fist Pump

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Clc_0fEUsAA44l_.jpg

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Signing off. Have a wonderful evening. Looking forward to more Angelina and Brad good news tomorrow. Sleep well everyone.