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 / 1984 / United States / Board of Directors / Archived

US Withdrawal from UNESCO (1984)

Whereas the International Humanist and Ethical Union continues its historic support of the United Nations and its member agencies, and…
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Policy / 1966 / Paris, France / Board of Directors / Pending Review

UNESCO’s 20th Anniversary

The Board of the International Humanist and Ethical Union assembled at this fourth IHEU Congress in Paris, July 25-30, congratulate…
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Policy / 1965 / Board of Directors / Pending Review

Strengthening of United Nations

The Executive Committee urges its member organisations to adopt statements similar to the following, to engage in programmes designed to…
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Policy / 1952 / Amsterdam, Netherlands / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

UNESCO and Human Rights

The congress considering that humanism and ethical culture are particularly interested in a free and complete development of all human…
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