International Humanist And Ethical Union

Objectives and Mission: 

Promote humanism and develop organized humanism worldwide; develop humanism as a life stance; represent organized humanism in international bodies; defend [human rights] and the rights of humanists; build a strong and effective global organization.

General description: 

As part of the [International Humanist Movement], promotes and implements humanist principles through: organization of conferences; mutual support and exchange among humanist movements; stimulation of member organizations, especially in philosophy, education, group work, counselling, welfare and human rights. Currently drawing up a ['Declaration of Human Values']. Organizes World Humanist Congress (every 3 years). Instrumental in setting up: African Humanist Alliance; European Humanist Professionals; Institute for the Secularization of Islamic Society; International Secretariat for Growth and Development; South Asian Humanist Network.

Country Presence: 
Field of Interest: 
Human rights