IYDU Council Meeting, August 3rd – 6th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio 2015

This years big meeting will be held in Brazil, and our hosts are Juventude Democratas. August 3- 6 2015.

The invitation is available here, and invitations has been sent out to all member organizations. Haven’t received an invite? Contact us at secretary@iydu-network.org

The final program is available by clicking here.

Please make your flight arrangements soon as prices will increase the closer we get to August, and remember to register for the event at EventBrite.

Please note that this is the official Council Meeting of the IYDU, as confirmed by the IDU. No other meetings of the IYDU are scheduled at this time.
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IYDU condemns politically motivated attack on Jamaican member

Young Jamaica

The International Young Democrat Union (IYDU) wishes to state emphatically its concern with the events of Tuesday 24th March, 2015 where members of our affiliate, Young Jamaica were physically attacked with injuries being sustained by at least one member in what appears to be a politically motivated onslaught.

The IYDU wishes to remind all political parties of the importance of the basic principles of freedom and democracy inclusive of Freedom of Assembly. The IYDU also remains committed in our of support our affiliate, Young Jamaica in the furtherance of these principles of democracy which are enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in Section III of the Constitution of Jamaica.

IYDU Board


The event in Slovenia is not an IYDU event

Dear all,

Some International Young Democrat Union (IYDU) members will have seen an invitation to a Board Meeting in Slovenia from 26th February 2015 to 1st March 2015. This invitation was signed “The IYDU Executive”. However, this invitation was distributed by individuals who are not the IYDU Board, are not affiliated with any IYDU Board activity, and are not recognised as the IYDU Board by the International Democrat Union (IDU).

This invitation is not legitimate and should be disregarded. Anyone who has registered for the event should cancel their registration and not attend.

Official IYDU correspondence will come from an @iydu-network.org email address and all of our information can be found on our website at www.iydu-network.org or our facebook at www.facebook.com/InternationalYoungDemocratUnion.

As ever, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Tanner
Secretary General
International Young Democrat Union

Study Trip to Sarajevo: 16th-18th of January 2015



The IYDU is delighted to invite to our first event in 2015, which will be hosted by The Youth Association of SDA in Sarajevo.

The IYDU Study Trip to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina will be held from 16th – 18th of January 2015. The topic of the Study trip is “European Integration”, a highly relevant topic for the whole region in general and Bosnia and Herzegovina especially.
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