International Democrat Union (IDU)

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Internationale Demokratische Union

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1983-06-24 London UK


Founded 24 Jun 1983, London (UK), at a conference hosted by the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the UK Conservative Party, as an umbrella organization for H-XD5396 - European Democrat Union (EDU) and D-XD6627 - Asia Pacific Democrat Union (APDU). Currently also includes: E-XD7916 - Democrat Union of Africa (DUA); D-XD1064 - Caribbean Democrat Union (CDU), set up Jan 1986; D-XJ0259 - Union of Latin American Parties (UPLA); F-XF6414 - European People's Party (EPP); B-XD6612 - International Young Democrat Union (IYDU).


Promote a free, open and democratic society, the free market economy, the rule of law, social justice, the role of the family and a society where conditions are created to enable everyone to reach their full potential and carry out their responsibilities to their fellow men and women; foster the common philosophy of member parties; establish permanent relations at a bilateral and multilateral level and encourage mutual support; provide a forum for the exchange of views and information on matters of interest to all or a considerable number of member parties.


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Party Leaders Conference (every 3 years). Executive Committee (meets twice a year); Honorary Advisory Board. Includes: B-XD6612 - International Young Democrat Union (IYDU); E-XE2077 - International Women's Democrat Union (IWDU). Regional Unions (6): D-XD6627 - Asia Pacific Democrat Union (APDU)E-XD7916 - Democrat Union of Africa (DUA); F-XF6414 - European People's Party (EPP); D-XM4324 - European Conservatives and Reformists Party (ECR); D-XJ0259 - Union of Latin American Parties (UPLA); D-XD1064 - Caribbean Democrat Union (CDU).


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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