Did you know that there was an international body that represents Humanist and Ethical Society members at the United Nations, and speaks out on your behalf? The International Humanist and Ethical Union
, Founded in Amsterdam in 1952, is the sole world umbrella organization embracing Humanist, atheist, rationalist, secularist, skeptic, laique, ethical cultural, freethought and similar organizations world-wide.
IHEU's vision is a Humanist world; a world in which human rights are respected and everyone is able to live a life of dignity. The mission of IHEU is to build and represent the global Humanist movement that defends human rights and promotes Humanist values world-wide. IHEU sponsors the triennial World Humanist Congress.
Based in London, IHEU is an international NGO with Special Consultative Status with the UN (New York, Geneva, Vienna), General Consultative Status at UNICEF (New York) and the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), and maintains operational relations with UNESCO (Paris). IHEU has observer status at the African Commission on Human and People's Rights.
If you'd like to know of news affecting Humanists and you globally, take a look at their website: http:www.iheu.org