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What is Humanism?
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Our Members
  • 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

  • World Humanist Congress 2014

    Oxford Declaration on Freedom of Thought and Expression

  • We're back at the UN Human Rights Council

    We're back at the UN Human Rights Council. Read our contributions to the 27th session

  • The humanist youth section, IHEYO

    Discover our international humanist youth section, IHEYO

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.