Angelina Jolie on two-day visit to Libya

Actress and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visits Libya to help agencies bringing aid to Libyans in Tripoli and Misrata on Oct. 11, 2011, in Misrata, Libya. J Tanner/UNHCR via Getty Images

Angelina Jolie visits Libya to help agencies bringing aid to Libyans in Tripoli and Misrata on Oct. 11, 2011, in Misrata, Libya.
UNHCR via Getty

(CBS/AP) GENEVA - Actress Angelina Jolie is on a two-day visit to see for herself the results of the Arab Spring.

Pictures: Angelina Jolie

Adrian Edwards, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said Tuesday that Jolie is visiting Libya in a personal capacity, though she plans to meet with aid groups and UNHCR representatives in the country.

"I have come to Libya for a variety of reasons, to see a country in transition at every level and to witness efforts to fully realize the promise of the Arab Spring," Jolie told Reuters.

Jolie has spent a decade as a goodwill ambassador for the Geneva-based UN. Agency. It said last week that it was discussing a bigger role for herafter receiving $5 million in donations from her over the past decade.

Jolie has visited dozens of countries to promote the cause of refugees over the years.

On her trip, Reuters says, she will meet with representatives of Doctors Without Borders and with local agencies delivering aid to refugees

  • CBS News Staff

Comments

CBSN Live

pop-out
Live Video

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.