Angelina Jolie Speaks at United Nations

Angelina Jolie and Her Travel Pal Pax Return Home After Diplomatic Stop

Angelina Jolie and Her Travel Pal Pax Return Home After Diplomatic Stop

Angelina Jolie and her son Pax touched down in LA yesterday after an important visit to NYC. Angie spoke to the United Nations Security Council at the UN's New York headquarters yesterday to insist that war-zone rape be a priority, calling it a "crime against humanity." It was her first time sitting before the council, and as a special envoy for the UN Refugee Agency, she's been focused on putting major international crises and global displacement issues into the spotlight for years. Angelina shared stories of survivors she's met around the world and added, "You set the bar. If the . . . council sets rape and sexual violence in conflict as a priority, it will become one, and progress will be made. If you do not, this horror will continue." Her words made an impact, as the council soon adopted a resolution to help end war-time violence by increasing monitoring efforts and providing assistance to survivors. Earlier that day, she was also seen at JFK Airport with her son Pax, who carried a giant stuffed animal as the pair walked together.

This comes just days after Angelina Jolie held a press conference in Jordan in honor of World Refugee Day, hoping to draw attention to the number of refugees coming out of war-torn Syria. The actress is back to her philanthropic work after traveling with Brad Pitt and their kids during promotions for his new film, World War Z.

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