Angelina Jolie is being thanked for bring awareness to the Bosnian war through her film In the Land of Blood and Honey by being named an honorary citizen in Sarajevo…
Jolie was recently promoted to special envoy of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and government officials from the Sarajevo Canton announced their decision of the citizenship on Monday during their parliamentary session.
A source tells Us Weekly that Jolie was given the honorary citizenship because of “her contribution to the preservation of truth about the war in Sarajevo and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and her dedication to protection of the principles of humanity, democracy, tolerance, and solidarity between people of different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.”
The honors will be given on May 3 at a special parliamentary ceremony, but we are unsure if the newly engaged star has confirmed her attendance at the event.
Jolie was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2005 and continues her fieldwork regularly to remain a global role model.