United Nations

Laureate International Four Freedoms Award 2020

United Nations Laureate International Four Freedoms Award 2020

Since its creation in 1945, the United Nations has maintained its commitment to international peace and security, achieving international co-operation, and promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.  This year marks 75 years since the founding of the United Nations and the creation and history of the United Nations are closely intertwined with the lives of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. President Roosevelt is considered to be the United Nation’s principal architect and Eleanor Roosevelt served as the first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The board of the Roosevelt Foundation is deeply honored that on behalf of the United Nations, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will accept the International Four Freedoms Award, as a sign of the foundation’s recognition of the United Nation’s dedication to protect and promote the respect for the four freedoms for everyone, everywhere in the world.