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  "To leave the world richer - that is the ultimate success."
--Eleanor Roosevelt 

The goal of the international task force and this website is to inform and educate people world wide of the rights that belong to them, while highlighting the unique and indispensable role played by Eleanor Roosevelt in the formation and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Join the campaign and educate the world on Eleanor Roosevelt’s outstanding leadership in spearheading the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human rights – the Magna Carta for humanity. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Nobody really does anything alone...it is only by inducing others to go along that changes are accomplished and work is done".

On Dec 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which set the standards for all of the human rights treaties and conventions which are used today around the world. Eleanor Roosevelt, then US representative at the United Nations served as chair of the Human Rights Committee and it was her leadership that was the major factor ensuring the passage of the convention.  Historians agree that without her, the convention would probably never have passed. Eleanor Roosevelt's leadership brought the 18 other members of the Commission together to cooperate effectively despite political differences, cultural barriers and personal rivalries.

 

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