ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s wife is a model of a successful leadership alliance with two authorities: the authority of the United States and the authorities of the United Nations. From her childhood to her advanced maturity, she was confronted to a legion of great difficulties shaping her empathy for the multitudes in hard conditions of life. She influenced new laws and new institutions that significantly reduced discriminations or injustice and softened the conditions of life for all. She chaired, finally, the United Nations Commission who wrote for the General Assembly: “The Declaration of Human Rights.”
Copyright: Alice Labrèque and Jean Routier, Québec, 2018.