One of the primary organs for the advancement of the freedom of religion or belief is the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Established in 1945 by the UN charter, the ECOSOC is responsible for the direction and coordination of the economic, social, humanitarian, and cultural activities of the UN.
By achieving Special Consultative Status to the ECOSOC, Fundacion MEJORA, Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture and Society, now has official representation at the UN in Geneva, Vienna and New York, with the ability to present written and oral statements to various organs such as the UN Human Rights Council, and to organize conferences of its own within the United Nations.
In its application to the UN, the foundation affirmed its commitment to:
“human development through respect for and observation of Universal Human Rights as well as the application of core values such as human rights, equality, tolerance, respect for human life, peace, democracy and individual freedom.”
The Foundation’s mission is to “defend, promote, teach and disseminate Human Rights as included in the Spanish Constitution as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international covenants; to promote pragmatic Scientology values and practices developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard aimed at improvement of the individual and society, and to promote tolerance in all aspects of civil society.”
At European level, the Foundation is registered in the Transparency Register of the European Union. MEJORA has actively participated in the Faith and Freedom Summit NGO coalition, whose last event was held at the European Parliament in Brussels. MEJORA also participates in numerous other initiatives, events and conferences in furthering its mission.