The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is an umbrella organisation embracing humanist, atheist, rationalist, secular, skeptic, freethought and Ethical Culture organisations worldwide. Founded in Amsterdam in 1952, the IHEU is a democratic union of more than 100 member organizations in 40 countries. Julian Huxley (the first director of UNESCO) presided over the founding Congress of the IHEU. The next international congress is to be held in Oxford, UK, in 2014.
In 2002, the IHEU General Assembly unanimously adopted the Amsterdam Declaration 2002 which represents the official defining statement of World Humanism. The Happy Human is the official symbol of the IHEU.
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