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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 / 1980 / Yugoslavia (former) / Board of Directors / Archived

Renewed repression in Yugoslavia (1980)

The Honourable Cvijetin Mijatovic SFR YugslovivaThe Presidency, Belgrade, Yugoslavia Dear Sir, We have just learned of the further actions taken…
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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 / 1978 / London, United Kingdom / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Limiting population growth

A major cause of oppression and rigidity of human organisation, of the exhaustion of valuable mineral resources and of fossil…
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Policy / 1978 / London, United Kingdom / World Humanist Congress / Archived

Human Rights (1978)

The IHEU has consistently opposed violations of human rights in the world wherever they occur, whether it be Chile, South…
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Policy / 1978 / London, United Kingdom / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Conception outside the womb

The IHEU welcomes the scientific breakthrough that now makes it possible for conception outside the womb (with implantation) thus permitting…
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Policy / 1978 / London, United Kingdom / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Work

It is the sense of the Congress that “work” for humanists, whether it is paid for or done outside of…
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Policy / 1978 / London, United Kingdom / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Neo-fascism

We note with anxiety the growth of neo-fascism in Europe and the USA. As in the ’20s and ’30s of…
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Policy / 1976 / India / Board of Directors / Archived

State of emergency in India (1976)

To Mrs Indira Gandhi IHEU Board, meeting London, appeals to you, on completion of one year of emergency, to revoke…
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Policy / 1976 / India / Board of Directors / Archived

State of emergency in India (1976)

The Board of Directors of the International Humanist & Ethical Union notes with grave concern that, exactly a year after…
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