Sixty years ago on a December's day in New York, Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of ex-US President Franklin Roosevelt, rose to address the United Nations General Assembly.
In a speech of historic importance, she presented the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document born of a global desire to spare humanity from the depravity of war. Its guarantees of freedom of speech and assembly, equality before the law and migration are as relevant today as they were then.
But sixty years on, do we live in a better world? Joining France 24's Robert Parsons to discuss the position of human rights today is Francois Zimeray, France's ambassador for human rights and the man charged by French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner with the task of preparing the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.