Angelina Jolie Helps Launch New Centre For Women, Peace and Security

Angelina Jolie Helps Launch New Centre For Women, Peace and Security Feb 10, 2015

The London School of Economics and Political Science today hosted First Secretary of State William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie to launch the UK’s first academic Centre on Women, Peace and Security, to be based at the School. More
Stars Slam British Prime Minister Over Syrian Refugee Policy

Stars Slam British Prime Minister Over Syrian Refugee Policy Jan 27, 2015

Top British celebrities have today criticised the UK Government for failing to resettle more refugees from Syria. More
Angelina Jolie Visits Iraq, Calls For International Leadership To End Suffering

Angelina Jolie Visits Iraq, Calls For International Leadership To End Suffering Jan 26, 2015

The UN refugee agency's Special Envoy Angelina Jolie is in Dohuk, Iraq, visiting Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to offer support to 3.3 million displaced people in the country and highlight their dire needs. More
Ben Affleck - People's Choice Favorite Humanitarian

Ben Affleck - People's Choice Favorite Humanitarian Jan 7, 2015

The People’s Choice Awards has announced that two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck will receive the third annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens, during the live telecast of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2015, from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. More
Roadstarr Motorsports Partners With Toys For Tots, Access Hollywood And Soles4Souls

Roadstarr Motorsports Partners With Toys For Tots, Access Hollywood And Soles4Souls Dec 10, 2014

Roadstarr Motorsports is partnering with Soles4Souls, Toys for Tots, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department for their private celebrity event at company headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. More
Ben Affleck Honored At Save The Children Illumination Gala

Ben Affleck Honored At Save The Children Illumination Gala Nov 21, 2014

Save the Children – the leading, independent organization for children in need in the United States and around the world – held its 2nd Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala which honored Ben Affleck, The Right Honorable Tony Blair, Austin Hearst, T.J. Maxx, and more. More
Celebrity Supporters And 16,000 Partners Rally Behind #GivingTuesday

Celebrity Supporters And 16,000 Partners Rally Behind #GivingTuesday Nov 19, 2014

The third annual #GivingTuesday will be celebrated on December 2, and celebrities and partners are rallying behind the growing movement of social giving. More
Sting Surprises Guests At Freedom Award Dinner

Sting Surprises Guests At Freedom Award Dinner Nov 10, 2014

The International Rescue Committee hosted its annual Freedom Award Dinner last week, raising more than $4.5 million to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world. More
Angelina Jolie Supports UNHCR Campaign To End Statelessness

Angelina Jolie Supports UNHCR Campaign To End Statelessness Nov 4, 2014

The UN refugee agency, with endorsement from high-profile supporters, on Tuesday launched a global campaign aimed at ending the devastating legal limbo of statelessness, which affects millions of people around the world. More
International Rescue Committee To Host Freedom Award Dinner

International Rescue Committee To Host Freedom Award Dinner Nov 4, 2014

The International Rescue Committee will host its annual Freedom Award Dinner to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. More
Get Your Hands On Tom Hanks' Typewriter

Get Your Hands On Tom Hanks' Typewriter Oct 16, 2014

Enter the creative mind of Hollywood’s biggest movie star when you sit down to write on a Remington Rand typewriter directly from the personal collection of Tom Hanks. More
Rosario Dawson, Marcia Gay Harden And Stephanie March Inspire A Difference

Rosario Dawson, Marcia Gay Harden And Stephanie March Inspire A Difference Oct 10, 2014

America’s leading crime and justice television channel, Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today that Glamour magazine will co-host ID’s second annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE honors event on October 22 in New York City, to shed light on issues of crime and victims’ rights. More
Bill Clinton Closes 10th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Bill Clinton Closes 10th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Sep 26, 2014

President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton closed the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting this week by announcing new Commitments to Action and issuing a call to action to members in four critical issue areas: addressing energy poverty around the world, tackling food insecurity and hunger in the United States, increasing access to water, and responding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More
Angelina Jolie Warns Of Mounting Crisis In The Mediterranean

Angelina Jolie Warns Of Mounting Crisis In The Mediterranean Sep 15, 2014

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie have called for increased efforts by European nations to contribute to the rescue of irregular migrants in peril on the high seas and warned about the scale of the crisis in the Mediterranean. More
Angelina Jolie Praises UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award Winners

Angelina Jolie Praises UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award Winners Sep 15, 2014

The 2014 winner of UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award is the Colombian women’s rights group, Red Mariposas de Alas Nuevas Construyendo Futuro – or Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future (Butterflies), whose members risk their lives to help survivors of forced displacement and sexual abuse. More
Mary-Louise Parker To Host Second Annual Hope North Gala

Mary-Louise Parker To Host Second Annual Hope North Gala Aug 28, 2014

The Second Annual Hope North Gala will take place Saturday, November 1, at City Winery in Manhattan. More
Barack Obama To Take Part In Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Barack Obama To Take Part In Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Jul 28, 2014

President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton announced the program and participants for the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. More
Barbara Hendricks Meets Stateless People In West Africa

Barbara Hendricks Meets Stateless People In West Africa Jul 23, 2014

The UN refugee agency’s Honorary Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador Barbara Hendricks recently met with stateless people in Côte d’Ivoire, where she saw first-hand how government efforts are helping to resolve a problem affecting hundreds of thousands of people countrywide. More
International Rescue Committee Hosts GenR Summer Party

International Rescue Committee Hosts GenR Summer Party Jul 18, 2014

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) hosted the 4th Annual GenR Summer Party this week at David Burke Garden at The James Hotel in New York City. More
Opera Star Danielle de Niese Joins International Rescue Committee

Opera Star Danielle de Niese Joins International Rescue Committee Jul 17, 2014

International opera sensation Danielle de Niese is taking on a new role today, becoming an ‘IRC Voice’ to help the International Rescue Committee raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. More
Chef David Burke To Attend GenR Summer Party

Chef David Burke To Attend GenR Summer Party Jul 15, 2014

The International Rescue Committee's young professional group, GenR, will host their 4th Annual summer party to raise funds and highlight the IRC’s programs, both domestic and international, which empower refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, political oppression, religious persecution or natural disaster and help them to rebuild their lives. More
Stars Support UNHCR's World Refugee Day Message

Stars Support UNHCR's World Refugee Day Message Jun 24, 2014

More than 40 high profile UNHCR supporters rallied over the past week to spread awareness around the globe about World Refugee Day and the plight of the forcibly displaced. More
Duchess Of Cornwall Meets With Angelina Jolie To Discuss Helping Rape Victims

Duchess Of Cornwall Meets With Angelina Jolie To Discuss Helping Rape Victims Jun 18, 2014

The Duchess of Cornwall and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie – both champions of the plight of rape victims – met last week for informal discussions about their work to improve conditions for victims of sexual abuse. More
Angelina Jolie Awarded Honorary Damehood

Angelina Jolie Awarded Honorary Damehood Jun 14, 2014

Co-Founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie has received an honorary Damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence. More
Piper Perabo Joins Forces With International Rescue Committee

Piper Perabo Joins Forces With International Rescue Committee Jun 13, 2014

The International Rescue Committee has announced that it is joining forces with Golden Globe nominated actress Piper Perabo to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. More
Angelina Jolie Urges Importance Of Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict

Angelina Jolie Urges Importance Of Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict Jun 13, 2014

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, are co-chairing the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on 10-13 June 2014 at ExCel London. More
George Clooney: Why Americans Should Care About The Sudan

George Clooney: Why Americans Should Care About The Sudan Jun 12, 2014

George Clooney and the ENOUGH Project's John Prendergast have co-authored an op-ed for Vice News on why why Americans should care about the Sudan. More
More Stars Recount Their Own Refugee Stories For UNHCR Campaign

More Stars Recount Their Own Refugee Stories For UNHCR Campaign Jun 11, 2014

A new set of stories from high profile supporters are launched on UNHCR's online campaign platform ahead of World Refugee Day, June 20. More
Angelina Jolie Helps Open Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict

Angelina Jolie Helps Open Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict Jun 10, 2014

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie opened the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict today. More
Celebrities Launch Video Messages In Support Of World Refugee Day

Celebrities Launch Video Messages In Support Of World Refugee Day Jun 2, 2014

A number of UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors and supporters have released video messages in support of refugee families and asked the public to show solidarity by sharing their stories. More