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 / 1957 / World Humanist Congress / Archived

Nuclear weapons (1957)

All agree that an unprecedented situation has emerged with the power of nuclear weapons to execute unimaginable mass slaughter. New…
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Policy / 1957 / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Nuclear Weapons

All agree that an unprecedented situation has emerged with the power of nuclear weapons to execute unimaginable mass slaughter. New…
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Policy / 1957 / Board of Directors / Archived

Population problem (1957)

The Board of Directors of IHEU, recognising that population pressures in many parts of the world constitute an increasing threat…
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Policy / 1952 / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

The Foundation of IHEU

The congress considering that the present situation of our civilization is a challenge to all humanist and ethical groups to…
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Policy / 1952 / 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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Policy / 1952 / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Access to professions

The congress considering that it is of the highest importance for each state in particular, and for human society in…
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Policy / 1952 / World Humanist Congress / Current

Amsterdam Declaration 1952

This congress is a response to the wide spread demand for an alternative to the religions which claim to be…
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Policy / 1952 / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Family planning

The congress recognising the world-wide population problem as a common concern of mankind and of continuing importance to humanist and…
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Policy / 1933 / Board of Directors / Pending Review

Humanism and secularism

Both humanism and secularism have in common the pursuit, for all people, of ways in which they can live peacefully…
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Policy / Australia / Regional Congress / Current

Death Penalty

Whereas the International Humanist and Ethical Union affirms the worth and dignity of every human being and has, through past…
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