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Universal Human Rights Month

December 1-31

The Drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

        Eleanor Roosevelt - United States

The widow of the American President Frankin D. Roosevelt, she was the first lady of the United Staes from 1933 to 1945.

 Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S. Truman.

Dr. Charles Malik of Lebanon          Dr. Charles Malik - Lebanon

A Lebanese diplomat, academic, philosopher, and theologian.

Rene Cassin of France          Rene Cassin - France

A jurist, humanitarian, and internationalist.

He was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize in 1968.

Dr. Peng-chun Chang of China          Dr. Peng-chun Chang - China

He was a teacher, scholar, university chancellor, playwright, diplomat, and politician.

Alexandre Bogomolov of USSR          Alexandre Bogomolov - USSR

A Soviet diplomat who was an ambassador in various European countries.

Charles Dukes of the United Kingdom          Charles Dukes - United Kingdom

A British trade unionist and Labour Party politician.

Hernan Santa Cruz of Chile          Hernan Santa Cruz - Chile

He was a Chilean delegate to the United Nations, a judge, and a lawyer.

William Hodgson of Australia          William Hodgson - Australia

He was a soldier, diplomat, and intelligence officer.

John P. Humphrey of Canada          John P. Humphrey - Canada

He was a Canadian legal scholar, jurist, and human rights advocate.

Children from the United Nations International Nursery School look at a poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (1950) UN Photo

graphic image of all the articles in the Universal Human Rights Charter

Built on the Achievement of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

photo of Humberto Calamari

Humberto Calamari of Panama, Vice-Chairman of the UN General Assembly's Third Committee, presiding, in 1958, over a meeting on the draft International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - which built on the achievement of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, using it as its foundation.   - UN Photo