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UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits NATO Headquarters: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (31 January 2018). Welcoming Ms. Jolie, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised her “strong voice” and “great leadership for empowering women and the fight against sexual violence”. Noting that NATO is based on democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and the UN Charter, Mr. Stoltenberg pointed to the Alliance’s long record of fighting extremist groups which oppress women, like the Taliban and ISIS. “NATO has the responsibility to be a leading protector of women’s rights,” he said.

In a joint meeting of the North Atlantic Council and the Military Committee, Ms. Jolie and Allied representatives focused on NATO’s efforts to prevent sexual and gender-based violence, and discussed what more the Alliance will do. Following the meeting, Secretary General Stoltenberg announced that “Special Envoy Jolie and I have decided to work together, focusing on three points: training, monitoring and reporting, and awareness”.

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UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits NATO Headquarters: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (31 January 2018). Welcoming Ms. Jolie, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised her “strong voice” and “great leadership for empowering women and the fight against sexual violence”. Noting that NATO is based on democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and the UN Charter, Mr. Stoltenberg pointed to the Alliance’s long record of fighting extremist groups which oppress women, like the Taliban and ISIS. “NATO has the responsibility to be a leading protector of women’s rights,” he said.In a joint meeting of the North Atlantic Council and the Military Committee, Ms. Jolie and Allied representatives focused on NATO’s efforts to prevent sexual and gender-based violence, and discussed what more the Alliance will do. Following the meeting, Secretary General Stoltenberg announced that “Special Envoy Jolie and I have decided to work together, focusing on three points: training, monitoring and reporting, and awareness”.