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Angelina Jolie lends her star power to international peacekeeping summit in Canada

Angelina Jolie lends her star power to international peacekeeping summit in Canada
From CBC - November 8, 2017

Angelina Jolie will deliver a keynote address at next week's international peacekeeping summit in Vancouver, her office has confirmed to CBC News.

More than 80 countries have so far said they will attend the two-day United Nations ministerial meeting beginning on Nov. 14, where improving the gender balance of peacekeeping operations will be one of the overarching themes.

The Academy Award-winner and special envoy of the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees will deliver her remarks on the second day of the summit.

The content of her address is not known but she is expected to broach issues she has touched on many times in the past, including the prevention of sexual violence in conflict and justice for victims.

According to a draft program obtained by The Canadian Press, the other major address at the summit will be delivered by Patrick Shanahan, the U.S. deputy secretary of defence.

More than five years ago Jolieand former British foreign secretaryWilliam Hague launched the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative.

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