On Friday, Angelina Jolie introduced alongside 4 of her youngsters to accompany her to the 2017 United Nations Correspondents Affiliation Awards at Cipriani Wall Road, the place Jolie was honored because the 2017 UNCA International Citizen of the 12 months.
The 42-year-old actress wore a chic fitted black strapless gown — that had a shock white satin prepare within the again — which she accessorized with a pair of black elbow-length gloves.
Jolie was photographed on the occasion alongside her sons Pax, 14, Knox, 9, and daughters Zahara, 12 and Shiloh, 11. Whereas each Pax and Zahara opted for all-black outfits, Knox and Shiloh each wore black fits with white gown shirts beneath.
And whereas the actress’ different two youngsters — Maddox, 16, and Vivienne, 9 — weren’t current for the occasion, there was a very good purpose why they determined to take a seat the night time out. “Vivienne had an upset tummy and large brother Maddox stayed together with her,” a supply tells PEOPLE.
Through the occasion, the actress — who’s a Particular Envoy of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees — gave an impassioned speech about how being a citizen of the world means it’s a must to see “your self within the struggles of others” and regard “their battle for human rights and freedom as your battle.”
“Nonetheless exhausting it’s to reside as much as the beliefs of the UN constitution and nevertheless distant we’re from their realization, we have now a accountability to not break religion, and to carry collectively when individuals wish to divide us,” she continued.
Jolie additionally commented on how proud she was of her youngsters.
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“When individuals of any race or of any faith are being persecuted and killed we can’t do lower than we’re able to doing. That is what I need my very own youngsters to know and worth and what I’ve discovered from them. Kids have an understanding and a fact. They’ll instinctively really feel proper from flawed,” she mentioned.
“They aren’t led by technique they’re led by morality. So most of all, thanks to my youngsters. I’m so happy with who you might be rising as much as be and for the hope that offers me for the long run,” she added.