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The Humanist International (also known as the International Humanist Party) is a consortium of political parties of the universal humanism (also known as Siloism) ideology, founded in 1989 by over 40 national Humanist Parties.

The five basic principles of Humanist International are:

  1. The value of human life as the central value, above money and power, etc.
  2. Equality of all human beings
  3. Freedom of belief and ideas
  4. Development and creation of alternative economic models to the current neoliberal one
  5. Methodology of active non-violence


Humanist International was founded in Florence, Italy, on January 4, 1989, by the approval of foundational documents and statutes by over 40 Humanist Parties from around the world. These foundational documents included the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a declaration of principles, a thesis and a basis for political action.

The second congress of the Humanist International was held in Moscow in October 1993. In this meeting, the document of the Humanist Movement was added to the foundational documents.

In January and July 1999, the Humanist International launched the Regional bodies of Latin America and Europe respectively. Africa and Asia are in the process of forming their own Regional bodies.

In December 1989, in Chile, Laura Rodríguez became the first elected representative of any Humanist Party in the world after winning a seat as part of the Concertación coalition, after Augusto Pinochet handed over power.

In the 2005–06 Chilean presidential election, Tomás Hirsch of the Humanist Party (Chile) represented the coalition Juntos Podemos Más.

Member Parties

Defunct member parties

See also