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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 / 1987 / Board of Directors / Pending Review

AIDS policy

The Board of the IHEU has approved the following statement on AIDS policy: From an ethical point of view a…
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Policy / 1987 / Board of Directors / Pending Review

Islamic fundamentalism

The International Humanist & Ethical Union is concerned about the increasing influence of a considerable number of fundamentalist Islamic groups…
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Policy / 1986 / Oslo, Norway / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Support of the United Nations

The 1986 Humanist World Congress fully agrees with the concepts of the UN and will actively work to support the…
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Policy / 1986 / Oslo, Norway / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

International solidarity

The 1986 Humanist World Congress wishes to express in public our grave concern at the continuation and escalation of international…
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Policy / 1986 / Oslo, Norway / World Humanist Congress / Archived

United Nations’ year of peace (1986)

The 1986 Humanist World Congress supports the United Nations’ proclamation of 1986 as the International Year of Peace. If all…
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Policy / 1986 / South Africa / Oslo, Norway / World Humanist Congress / Archived

Opposing apartheid in South Africa (1986)

Apartheid in South Africa, which is systematic racism, violates fundamental principles which humanists believe must be basic for all people.…
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Policy / 1986 / Oslo, Norway / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Nuclear weapons

The 1986 Humanist World Congress commemorates the tens of thousands of victims of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th…
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Policy / 1986 / Oslo, Norway / World Humanist Congress / Current

Sexual exploitation of children

In many parts of the world children are kidnapped or bought to be exploited by a cynical sex and pornography…
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Policy / 1985 / South Africa / Board of Directors / Archived

Human rights in South Africa (1985)

Believing That Apartheid and other forms of discrimination on the grounds of race are against the principles of humanism; That…
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