Policies

Since 1952 we have created policy positions on important global issues.

Our policies are passed in-line with our general statement of policy, agreed in 2015.

Here you can search our database of past and current policy papers, which guide the work of our organization.

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Policy / 2017 / London, United Kingdom / General Assembly / Current

London Declaration on Secularism

Governments based on religion have been common in the history of human societies and are still common today. Witnessing the…
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Policy / 2016 / Asia / Valetta, Malta / General Assembly / Current

The situation in Iraq and Syria

The crisis in the Middle East represents a grave challenge to all of humanity. The IHEU condemns the use of religion…
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Policy / 2016 / Myanmar / Valetta, Malta / General Assembly / Current

The situation for the Rohingyas

Religious tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in South East Asia jeopardize traditions of religious tolerance and co-existence.  IHEU condemns the…
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Policy / 2015 / Manila, Philippines / General Assembly / Current

General Statement of Policy

The General Assembly adopts the following IHEU General Statement of Policy of the International Humanist and Ethical Union as an…
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Policy / 2011 / World Humanist Congress / Current

Corruption

The 2011 World Humanist Congress notes that: Kofi Annan referred to corruption as an ‘insidious plague’, that ‘undermines democracy and…
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Policy / 2011 / Oslo, Norway / World Humanist Congress / Current

The Oslo Declaration on Peace

The 2011 World Humanist Congress, gathered in Oslo, Norway, on 12-14 August 2011, adopted the following declaration on peace: The…
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