A global international non governmental organization joining together parties to defend Christian Humanism Democratic values and principles

Affiliations

The CDI’s European division is the European People’s Party, currently the largest European political party. Its Latin American equivalent is the Christian Democrat Organization of America. The Democratic Party of the United States of America maintains links with CDI through the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

109 political parties
from 83 countries

CDI was founded in 1961 and it currently has 109 political parties as members from Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

Activities

CDI purpose is to support Christian democracy, integral humanism and interfaith dialogue.

Women participation in politics

Defending Human Rights

Interfaith Dialogue

Our History

1925

Secrétariat International des Partis Démocratiques d’Inspiration Chrétienne (SIPDIC)

1939-1945

World War II suspends the operations of the SIPDIC.

1947

Organización Demócrata Cristiana de América (ODCA)

1950

Christian Democratic Union of Central Europe (CDUCE)

1956

ODCA, NEI, and CDUCE Meeting

1960

Christian Democratic International Information and Documentation Centre (CDI-IDC)

1961

World Union of Christian Democrats (WUCD)

1982

Christian Democrat International (CDI)

1999

Centrist Democrat International

94 political parties
from 73 countries

CDI was founded in 1961 and it currently has 94 political parties as members from Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

Organization

The CDI Executive Committee is the highest body of the organization, formed by the president, the executive secretary and the vice-presidents.
The current president of the CDI is Andrés Pastrana Arango of Colombia, while its Executive Secretary is Spanish MEP Antonio López-Istúriz, who is also Secretary-General of the EPP.
Andrés Pastrana Arango

Colombia

Antonio López-Istúriz

Spain

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