Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (left) and Amal Alamuddin
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06/12/2014 at 03:00 PM EDT
and George Clooney
's fiancées have more in common than meets the eye – they both work with the United Nations to make the world a better place
Pitt and Angelina Jolie
attended The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
this week in London as did Clooney's future wife, Amal Alamuddin
, though it's unclear if they've crossed paths.
Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer attending on behalf of UNICEF, took notes while sitting in a different area of the auditorium during Thursday's program, and Clooney did not attend.
Like Jolie, 39, Alamuddin, 36, works with the U.N. – the actress is a special envoy to the U.N. Refugee Agency while the British-Lebanese attorney previously advised former Secretary General Kofi Annan.
Jolie gave opening remarks at the conference on Tuesday morning with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
"It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict," she said. "There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with sex – everything to do with power. It is done to torture and humiliate innocent people and often very young children."
For her part, Alamuddin signed a UNICEF petition
requesting that "international leaders must seize this opportunity to defend women and to commit to protect children in war zones from rape and sexual abuse."