After being newly engaged to Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie was honored with the title of U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday.
Jolie has worked for the organization for the past 10 years as a goodwill ambassador. She’s traveled to refugee camps around the world in places like Haiti, Iraq, and Syria. After her extensive work, she will represent the UNHCR at the diplomatic level to governments and diplomats.
UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said, “In her new role, she is expected to focus on large-scale crises resulting in the mass displacement of people. I don’t think you need a rocket scientist to see the benefits that she is bringing in terms of the attention that she is getting for the plight of the world’s displaced. That can mean conveying messages to governments. It can mean conveying messages to other people and partners that we work with.”