International Young Democrat Union
|Motto||"United for Freedom"|
|Senator Sheldon Scott|
|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.
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; then US Vice-President George Bush Sr; Mayor of Paris, and later French President, Jacques Chirac; and the German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
In November 2013, the IDU Executive agreed to relaunch the IYDU after concluding that the mandate of all previously elected officers had expired. This relaunch, chaired by IDU Chairman John Howard, elected a new board headed by Charlotte Spukerland. A group of IYDU member organisations boycotted the relaunch and organised a separate event in Lisbon, Portugal on 14 September 2014. However the only elected board recognised by the IDU is the one elected in London, June 2014.
|Mark Heywood||1992–1994||Young Liberals|
|Tony Zagotta||1994–1998||College Republicans|
|Andrew Rosindell||1998–2002||Conservative Future|
|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 (Acting)||2012 – 2013||Youth Organisation of New Democracy|
|Charlotte Spurkerland||2014 –||Norwegian Young Conservatives|
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