The International Young Democrat Union is an alliance of conservative, classical liberal, Christian Democrat and centre-right youth political organisations.
Established in 1991, the IYDU has over 100 full and observer members from over 80 countries and is the youth wing of the International Democrat Union (IDU). The IYDU is a global alliance of centre right political youth organisations united by a common desire for greater freedom and less government.
Our Declaration of Principles, unite us all in our fight for freedom.
The parent organisation to IYDU, the International Democrat Union (IDU) is a working association of over 80 centre-right parties. Formed in 1983, founder members included Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; then US Vice-President George Bush Sr; Mayor of Paris, and later French President, Jacques Chirac; and the German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
The IYDU holds key events throughout the year, where participants from member organisations can meet to exchange ideas, learn about different political systems, network, and help fight for freedom and democracy.