The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) offers programmes to reduce stress and develop human potential. Our programmes enable and nurture leaders. This facilitates the flourishing of human values in the individual and communities.

Our Mission

IAHV is committed to the upliftment and growth of humanity on a global scale. We foster the daily practice of human values – a sense of interconnection and respect for all people and their natural environment. We promote and encourage an attitude of non-violence and the ethic of social service. Our programmes enhance clarity of mind, engender a shift in attitudes and behaviours and develop communities and leaders who are inspired, resilient and responsible.

We Believe

  • All human beings are equal.
  • Responsibility and an attitude of selfless service are the foundation of true empowerment.
  • Peace, happiness and compassion are the intrinsic nature of human beings.
  • Socio-economic development must be built on human values to be sustainable.
  • Incorporation of human values into all aspects of life will ultimately lead to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

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The International Association for Human Values was created in Geneva in 1997 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as a global platform for humanitarian initiatives that solve problems by uplifting human values.

Through its country organizations and partners IAHV conducts service projects and raises funds for humanitarian and disaster relief initiatives throughout the world. IAHV is registered in the following countries: France, Germany, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, USA, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, India, United Arab Emirates, Australia and St Lucia.
IAHV was registered as a Non Profit Organization in South Africa in 2004

NPO Registration No. 032 – 206 – N.P.O
PBO Registration No. 93000 3286

IAHV holds special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The Founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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