featuring A re-enactment by award-winning actress
Susan Marie Frontczak, Storysmith
Harmony Public Library
4616 S. Shields, Fort Collins
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On February 16, 1946, facing the incredible violations of human rights of World War II, the United Nations established a Human Rights Commission, with Eleanor Roosevelt as its chairperson. She brought to the commission her deep commitment to human rights and her long experience in politics and lobbying.
She worked on the Universal Declaration of Human Right (UDHR), writing parts of the text . She also spent many hours lobbying American and international leaders for support. Eleanor Roosevelt considered her work on the UDHR to be her most important accomplishment. On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the UN adopted a resolution endorsing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights. On this occasion, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “We stand today at the threshold of a great event, both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind.”