History IHEYO


IHEYO is the youth umbrella organisation for humanist youth (up to 35 years of age) around the world. As youth group related to IHEU, IHEYO has had a long and interrupted history of existence, dating back to the sixties.

In 2000, IHEYO was reactivated. Since then international conferences have been organised and several projects like a yearly internship programme and a worldwide youth humanist database have been executed. Last year, youth representatives coming from 17 humanist organisations constituted IHEYO with By Laws at the international conference in Berlin, September 2003, Germany. They elected an official IHEYO Executive Committee.

IHEYO remains linked to IHEU, the umbrella organisation for more than 90 humanist, skeptic, rationalist, etc. organisations around the world and having formal representation at international bodies like the UN.

IHEYO has developed many contacts and concrete collaborations with humanist (youth) groups and individuals around the world. For more about humanist groups in the world, please go to our worldwide humanist database (with link). It will show you that in many places youth humanism is vibrant and growing!

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