President who outlined "four freedoms" honoured in NY

Human Rights Day is commemorated at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Photo: Matthew Wells

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, who played a major role in establishing the modern human rights system, were honoured at a UN ceremony on Thursday.

The event took place on the island that bears the President's name, in New York's East River, to coincide with Human Rights Day.

It brought together UN staff, members of the New York City administration, and ambassadors past and present.

Matthew Wells was there.

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