Centrist Democrat International


The International Center Democratic Party was founded in 1961 under the name of World Union of Christian Democrats (WUCD). It was created by the New International Teams, predecessor organization to the European Union of Christian Democrats (EUCD), the Christian Democrat Organization of America (CDOA) and the Christian Democratic Union of Central Europe (CDUCE). In 1999 it adopted its present name, Centrist Democrat International.

The changes on the international stage since 1989, with the end of the confrontation between east and west that had threatened mankind since the end of the Second World War, the creation of new independent states, the struggles for democracy and the globalization at the start of this new millennium are providing society with new opportunities as well as challenges, both in national and international communities, for people to live in peace, freedom, justice and solidarity.

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  • Women

    In the late 70s, women in several European and Latin American parties regarded their active participation in national and international politics as essential to the development of their own countries and to political life in general. They decided to group together in an international women's movement which gave rise to the World Women's Union in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1978.

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  • Interfaith Dialogue

    Religions can never be used to exhort people to hatred or violence, since we are all children of the same God. Fundamentalism is a deadly disease for religions and for cultures because it is exclusionist, it traps people in an enemy-based culture, and it provokes violence.

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  • Human Rights

    The Centrist Democrat International (CDI) has historically been committed to fighting in order to ensure Human Rights, as set forth in the documents of the International Bill of Rights, for each and every human being all around the world.

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Eventos y Noticias Destacadas

  • Next Executive Committee in Cape Verde

    Cape Verde · 24 October 2018

    Next November 26th, we will celebrate our last Executive Committee this year on the island of Sal, Cape Verde, as well as the General Assembly, where we will have a very important number of political leaders from our member parties, from practically the five continents. . We will also hold a international conference on terrorism, with…

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    Brussels · 15 September 2018

    Dear colleagues, I t is with deep regret and profound sadness that I have to announce the passing of our friend and colleague of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, and an active member of the staff of IDC-CDI, José Luis Fontalba. He was both an outstanding person and professional. José Luis will be…

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  • Second annual meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels

    Brussels · June 28 and 29, 2018

    On June 28 and 29 we held the second annual meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, with the presence of more than 33 parties from 30 countries, from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

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