Academy award-winning star Angelina Jolie was honoured with the ‘Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George’ on October 10 by Queen Elizabeth II, at a private reception held at the Buckingham Palace.
The honorary title was bestowed to commemorate the actor’s work to end sexual violence in conflict zones around the world.
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Her philanthrophic work began in 2001, when she became the UNHCR goodwill ambassador. Since then, she has gone on to become the special envoy for the UN high commissioner for refugees.
She co-chaired the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict—a landmark initiative anchored by her to raise awareness about the sexual violence in war zones—
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along with the British foreign secretary William Hague.
This isn’t the first time Jolie’s humanitarian work has been recognised. In 2003, she was the first recipient of the newly-created Citizen of the World Award, given out by the UN Correspondents’ Association.
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In 2005, she was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by the UN Association of the USA for her work with the UNHCR and refugees.