The press room here cleared out about 15 minutes ago. Angelina Jolie is in the room next door announcing her new Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, “a historic education partnership to address the needs of children living in conflict, post-conflict refugee, and emergency situations.” This alliance has been built out of a long and diverse list of partners including UNICEF, Save the Children, the Sesame Workshop, UNHCR (Angelina’s tie-in). They are making the commitment to help 350,000 children go to school and improve the learning environment of another 650,000 — including 200,000 Iraqi refugees (maybe Angelina advocated for this after her recent trip) and 300,000 children affected by Darfur. As you can see from the photo above, there were many up on the stage, but Angelina got about 80 percent of the questions.

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