December 10th, is Human Rights Day (Journée des Droits de l’Homme). So today, we get inspiration from Eleanor Roosevelt. Her courage and compassion was the driving force behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) — proclaimed in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th, 1948. On this day, for the first time in history, the world spelled out and recognized fundamental human rights and officially declared that they should be universally protected for all people of all nations in the world. Check below for the video of her inspiring speech as she stood in front the United Nations General Assembly for the rights of all men, women and children. Her speech, as is her life, is very inspiring. We also included the text of this historical document in both English and French – to be shared freely with your daughters, granddaughters, sons and grandsons, they are the future of our world!
Inspiration from Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights Day
Eleanor Roosevelt Addresses the United Nations
Eleanor Roosevelt – December 10, 1948, Palais de Chaillot, Paris