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What is Humanism?
Policy and campaigns
Our Members
  • Humanist Youth East European Conference (Bucharest, 24th-26th April 2015)

  • The Freedom of Thought Report 2014

    Your humanism is a thoughtcrime! Launch of our global report on discrimination against humanists, atheists, and the non-religious

  • Working for Humanist values at the United Nations Human Rights Council

    Working for Humanist values at the United Nations Human Rights Council

  • World Humanist Congress 2014

    World Humanist Congress 2014 — The Oxford Declaration on Freedom of Thought and Expression

  • The humanist youth section, IHEYO

    Discover our youth section, IHEYO — the International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is the sole global umbrella organisation embracing Humanist, atheist, rationalist, secularist, skeptic, laique, ethical cultural, freethought and similar organisations worldwide.

Founded in Amsterdam in 1952, our vision is a Humanist world; a world in which human rights are respected and everyone is able to live a life of dignity. We work to build and represent the global Humanist movement that defends human rights and promotes Humanist values world-wide.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, IHEU is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with representation on various United Nations committees and other international bodies. We seek to influence international policy through representation and information, to build the humanist network, and let the world know about the worldview of Humanism.