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 / 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 / 1993 / Board of Directors / Current

Genital mutilation of females

The International Humanist & Ethical Union Noting that the United Nations in its charter declares the dignity and worth of…
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Policy / 1992 / Poland / Amsterdam, Netherlands / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

The rights of women in Poland

We, the members of the International Humanist & Ethical Union, gathered in Congress on the occasion of our fortieth anniversary,…
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Policy / 1988 / Board of Directors / Archived

IHEU women’s caucus (1988)

Whereas: the violation of women’s rights have not been adequately dealt with by the IHEU Conference, Whereas: the specific needs…
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Policy / 1978 / London, United Kingdom / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Equality for women

Cognisant of the world-wide struggle for and value of equality for women, the United Nations, following International Women’s Year, declared…
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Policy / 1974 / Board of Directors / Pending Review

The Vatican and family planning

This spring the Vatican has started a campaign to propagate its viewpoint on birth control. Thus it takes overt stand…
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