Scientology: How We Help—Human Rights World Tour in Geneva

As home to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, was a fitting venue this mid-February for the 10th Annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour.

President of Youth for Human Rights International Dr. Mary Shuttleworth (center) in Geneva with volunteers from the organization’s Geneva chapter.

As home to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, is a fitting venue for the 10th Annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour.

For a week in mid February, Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, President of Youth for Human Rights International, and volunteers of the Youth for Human Rights Geneva chapter held a series of meetings with staff of various diplomatic missions to the United Nations and representatives of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Office’s Palais Wilson headquarters.

Youth for Human Rights International is a human rights awareness group supported by the Church of Scientology that promotes the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For 10 consecutive years, the Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour has met with leaders in countries around the world who have the power and vision to accomplish the purpose of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The preamble to the Declaration proclaims that all peoples and nations should “strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance....”

The Church of Scientology has published the brochure Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights: Making Human Rights a Global Reality to meet requests for more information about the human rights education and awareness initiative it supports. To learn more, visit http://www.Scientology.org/humanrights.

Geneva, Switzerland, is the headquarters for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, was the site of the third leg of the 10th Annual YHRI Educational Tour 2013. 

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream,” and the Scientology religion is based on the principles of human rights. The Code of a Scientologist calls on all members of the religion to dedicate themselves “to support true humanitarian endeavors in the fields of human rights.

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