The UNHCR Special Envoy has teamed up with two British foreign policy experts to strengthen her humanitarian work
The longtime Special Envoy for the UN Refugee Agency has been expanding her humanitarian work thanks to a partnership with two British foreign policy experts, Chloe Dalton and Arminka Helic, who she first collaborated with four years ago while working on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, to end war zone rape.
Since then, the trio have set up a partnership – called Jolie Pitt Dalton Helic – to work on issues ranging from women’s rights to refugee issues, health, education, international justice, and violence against women. “We have been officially working together for a year and are very much looking forward to continuing our joint efforts on our shared international interests,” Jolie Pitt tells PEOPLE.
Bosnian-born Helic, who was a Special Adviser to former U.K. Foreign Minister William Hague, was made nominated to the House of Lords and named a Baroness in 2014. Dalton was most recently Special Adviser to the U.K. Foreign Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Last month the three women visited the International Criminal Court in the Hague, where Helic is a member of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims.
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Prior to that, Jolie Pitt, Helic and Dalton traveled to Burma ahead of he country’s national elections, where Jolie Pitt joined leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the campaign trail and talked to members of the Burmese Army about sexual violence in conflict areas.
Next up is a visit to the BBC in London on May 16 as part of a day of events to find solutions to the global refugee crisis, where Jolie Pitt will deliver the keynote speech.