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 / 1992 / Amsterdam, Netherlands / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Peace

One of the main goals of the International Humanist & Ethical Union is the attempt to establish an honest and…
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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 / 1992 / Yugoslavia (former) / Amsterdam, Netherlands / World Humanist Congress / Archived

Balkan conflict and national minorities (1992)

This congress calls on the leaders and peoples of the states formerly known as Yugoslavia to cease their active hostilities…
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Policy / 1992 / Eastern Europe / Amsterdam, Netherlands / World Humanist Congress / Archived

Fundamental freedoms in Eastern European countries

The International Humanist & Ethical Union Considering that humanism is a positive life stance constituting the foundation of a coherent…
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Policy / 1992 / World Humanist Congress / Current

Human Rights and Development

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) supports human rights conventions adopted by the United Nations, the Council of Europe…
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Policy / 1992 / Ireland / Amsterdam, Netherlands / World Humanist Congress / Archived

Religious education in Northern Ireland (1992)

The International Humanist & Ethical Union condemns the new Common Syllabus for Religious Education in Northern Ireland, which comes into…
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Policy / 1991 / Board of Directors / Current

State support for humanism

Whereas, the IHEU recognises that many countries offer financial support either to established churches or to religious groups in general,…
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Policy / 1991 / Board of Directors / Current

Minimum statement 1991

Humanism is a democratic, non-theistic, and ethical life stance which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility for…
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