International Young Democrat Union
|Motto||"United for Freedom"|
Assistant Deputy Chairman
|International Democrat Union|
The IYDU in its current form was founded in March 1991 in Washington, D.C.. A previous organisation of the same name had been established in July 1981, also in Washington, but subsequently ceased to exist.
IYDU host a number of events for member organisations each year including a Freedom Forum (mid-year), an Annual Council Meeting, and overseas study visits.
Following almost 6 years of the IYDU being split over important differences in the interpretation of the IYDU constitution, the International Young Democrat Union Joint Council Meeting elected a unified IYDU Board in Brussels on 21 October 2017.
The parent organisation to IYDU, the International Democrat Union (IDU) is a working association of 71 full and associate members from 63 different countries. Formed in 1983, founder members included Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; US Vice-President George H. W. Bush; Mayor of Paris, and later French President, Jacques Chirac; and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
|Mark Heywood||1992 – 1994||Young Liberals|
|Tony Zagotta||1994 – 1998||College Republicans|
|Andrew Rosindell||1998 – 2002||Young Conservatives|
|Shane Frith||2002 – 2004||Young Nationals|
|Donald Simpson||2004 – 2006||Conservative Future Scotland|
|Peter Skovholt Gitmark||2006 – 2008||Young Conservatives|
|Tim Dier||2008 – 2010||Conservative Future|
|Daniel Walther||2010 – 2012||Junge Union|
|Nicolas Figari||2012 – 2012||Independent Democratic Union Youth|
|Aris Kalafatis||2012 – 2014||Youth Organisation of New Democracy|
|Gerti Bogdani||2014 – 2016||Youth of Democratic Party of Albania|
|Simon Breheny||2016 – 2017||Young Liberals|
|Bashir Wardini||2016 – Present||Lebanese Forces Youth Association|
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