The Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award is very special and personal to our Chapter. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and great champion of the Association visited the Chapter frequently. She signed San Diego Chapter’s office lease in Balboa Park, House of Hospitality, in 1953 and returned years later to further secure UNA-USA San Diego’s a physical presence with the UN Building, steps away from the International Cottages. Over the past decades the organization has increased public visibility of the UN locally and nationally with the executive and legislative branches of the US government in Washington, DC. It proudly collaborates with community partners while living into UNA-USA San Diego’s mission to locally educate, advocate and mobilize for a Culture of Peace and Global Citizenship.
With the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, we recognize individuals that believe in the goals of the United Nations and effect positive, lasting change in their work. The award has been given – every year – starting in 1998.
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