Angelina Jolie is arguably the celebrity who's most closely associated with the United Nations. She became a U.N. goodwill ambassador in 2001 and has spent years of service with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). During her time as an ambassador, Jolie completed more than 40 field visits to the most remote regions of the world. In 2012, Jolie was recognized for her exceptional service and was named special envoy to the UN high commissioner for refugees. In her new role, she represents UNHCR at a diplomatic level and works on global displacement issues.