The IRC at 65: IRC Beginnings: Eleanor Roosevelt, President Truman, and the United Nations


As WWII ended in 1945, the United Nations was established by 51 countries with a mission to maintain international peace and security. Two years later, in 1947, the Cold War began with Trumans announcement of the Truman Doctrine, a policy of containment of Communism and adoption of the Marshall Plan. UN and U.S. soldiers intervened when Soviet soldiers invaded the Korean peninsula in 1950 and remained until partitioning in 1953. When FDR died in 1945, President Truman appointed Eleanor Roosevelt to serve as the U.S. delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and Chairperson of the UN Commission on Human [...]