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The General Assembly (GA) is the policy making body of IHEU. It is made up of representatives of Member Organizations and Sections, and the IHEU Board members. The EC calls a General Assembly at least once in each calendar year. Usually some 30-40 IHEU Member Organizations are represented at each GA. The IHEU sometimes makes awards at the General Assembly.

Usually the GA is held in conjunction with a conference of the national Humanist organization in the host country. Every three years this is a World Humanist Congress event.

Here is an overview of some of the GA’s planned and recently held:

  • 2002    Amsterdam, Holland (World Humanist Congress)
  • 2003    WashingtonDC, USA
  • 2004    Kampala, Uganda
  • 2005    Paris, France (World Humanist Congress)
  • 2006    New York, USA
  • 2007    Torino, Italy
  • 2008    WashingtonDC, USA (World Humanist Congress)
  • 2009    London, England
  • 2010     Brussels, Belgium
  • 2011     Oslo, Norway (World Humanist Congress)
  • 2012     Montreal, Canada
  • 2013     Bucharest, Romania
  • 2014     Oxford, United Kingdom (World Humanist Congress) hosts: the British Humanist Association
  • 2015     Manila, Philippines, hosts: Philippines Atheists and Agnostics Society (PATAS)
  • 2016     Malta, hosts: Malta Humanist Association (MHA)
  • 2017     São Paulo, Brazil (World Humanist Congress) hosts: Secular Humanist League of Brazil, Liga Humanista Secular do Brasil (LiHS)
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