International Federation of Liberal Youth

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International Federation of Liberal Youth
President Netherlands Pauline Kastermans (JD)
Treasurer Canada Danylo Korbabicz (YLC)
Secretary General Norway Tone Bjørndal (NUV)
Founded 1947/1979
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
International affiliation Liberal International[1]
European affiliation European Youth Forum
Website
iflry.org

The International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) is an international liberal youth organization. It consists of a global membership of national youth organizations. These are often but not exclusively affiliated with political parties that are members of Liberal International.

IFLRY holds full member status to Liberal International[2] and the European Youth Forum (YFJ)[3] which operates within the Council of Europe and European Union areas and works closely with both these bodies. Since 2014 IFLRY has held special consultative status to ECOSOC.[4] IFLRY also holds observer status to UNFCCC,[5] and has sent delegations to COP since COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009.

History[edit]

IFLRY continues the tradition of two predecessors. The first was the World Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (WFLRY), founded in 1947 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. WFLRY aimed to be a global organization, but mostly had active members in Europe. This led in 1969 to the separate forming of the European Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (EFLRY). WFLRY was dissolved in 1978.

In 1979, at the EFLRY 6th Congress in Silkeborg, Denmark, EFLRY renamed itself IFLRY International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth. This marked the start of a global expansion of the organization. The 6th Congress is thus recognized as the founding congress of IFLRY.[6]

In 2001, the organization was renamed into IFLRY – International Federation of Liberal Youth.

Structure[edit]

IFLRY's highest body is the General Assembly, which meets at least every year. It adopts IFLRY's political platform, the Manifesto, and decides about IFLRY's activities. These are stated in a two-year Programme of Action. The General Assembly also decides on the federation's policies by adopting resolutions. Furthermore, the General Assembly elects the Bureau and decides upon the budget.

The Executive Committee is composed of one representative from each member organisation and the Bureau. It meets twice a year and takes all policy decisions within the framework of the General Assembly's resolutions.

The IFLRY Bureau consists of a President, a Secretary General, a Treasurer and four Vice-Presidents. The Bureau has the responsibility for IFLRY's day-to-day management and is elected every two years. The IFLRY Bureau appoints an Executive Director who runs the IFLRY secretariat in London.[7]

Bureau 2016-2018[8][edit]

  • Pauline Kastermans (JD, Netherlands), President
  • Tone Bjørndal (NUV, Norway), Secretary General
  • Danylo Korbabicz (YLC, Canada), Treasurer
  • Sven Gerst (JuLis, Germany), Vice President
  • Ahmad Al Rachwani (Future Youth, Lebanon), Vice President
  • Ab Brightman (Liberal Youth, UK), Vice President
  • Anders Rehnberg (LUF, Sweden), Vice President

Regional board members:

  • Igor Caldeira (LYMEC, Europe)
  • Bulgan Bayasgalant (CALD Youth, Asia)
  • N/A (AYUFD, MENA-region)

Programmes[9][edit]

A major part of the activities within IFLRY are organized through various programmes. These are the current IFLRY programmes:

  • Belarus & Ukraine
  • Caucasus
  • Climate Change
  • Gender Equality
  • Free Trade
  • Human Rights
  • Latin America
  • Pool of Trainers
  • Libel

Leadership of IFLRY[edit]

Presidents

 

Secretary Generals

Member organizations[edit]

Member organizations of IFLRY by country
  Full member
  Observing member
  Candidate member
Click on the map to view an enlarged version. This map shows the status of each individual country that have political youth organizations affiliated with International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY). If a country has more than one organization affiliated with IFLRY, only the higher tier will be displayed.

Regional organizations[edit]

Organization Region
European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) Europe
Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD Youth) Asia
Arab Youth Union for Freedom and Democracy (AYUFD) MENA

National organizations[edit]

Africa[edit]

Organization Country Status
Cairo Liberal Forum  Egypt 1Candidate member
Coordination des Eleves et Etudiants Patriotes (CEEP)  Senegal 2Candidate member
Democratic Alliance Youth  South Africa 2Candidate member
Egyptian Centre for Public Policy Studies  Egypt 1Full member
MEEL  Senegal 1Candidate member
Mouvement des Jeunesses Travaillistes  Senegal 1Full member
Rassemblement es Jeunes Republicains  Ivory Coast 1Full member
Union des Jeunesses Travaillistes et Libérales  Senegal 1Full member
Youth & Future Association (AJA)  Morocco 1Full member

Americas[edit]

Organization Country Status
Centro de Analasis para Politicas Publicas (CAPP)  Dominican Republic 1Observer member
Juventud Liberal Radical Auténtica  Paraguay 1Full member
Juventud Liberal de Honduras  Honduras 1Full member
Juventud Libertaria  Costa Rica 2Candidate member
Political Institute for Freedom (Instituto Politico para la Libertad)  Peru 2Full member
Unión Colombiana de Jóvenes Demócratas  Colombia 1Full member
Young Democrats of America (YDA)  United States 1Full member
Young Liberals of Canada  Canada 1Full member

Asia[edit]

Organization Country Status
Future Youth  Lebanon 1Full member
Institute for Democracy and Leadership  Sri Lanka 2Full member
National Liberal Party Youth  Lebanon 2Candidate member
Youth Initiative    Nepal 1Full member

Europe[edit]

Organization Country Status
3H Movement  Turkey 1Full member
Centre Party Youth (Centerpartiets ungdomsförbund, CUF)  Sweden 1Full member
Civil Forum (Gramadyanski Forum)  Belarus 1Full member
Croatian People's Party Youth (Mladi Hrvatske Narodne Stranke, CPPY)  Croatia 1Full member
DALGA Youth Movement  Azerbaijan 1Full member
Estonian Centre Party Youth (Eesti Keskerakonna Noortekogu, YAECP)  Estonia 1Full member
European Youth of Ukraine  Ukraine 1Full member
Finnish Centre Youth (Suomen Keskustanuoret, FCY)  Finland 1Full member
Gibraltar Liberal Youth (GLY)  Gibraltar 1Full member
Istrian Democratic Youth  Croatia 1Full member
Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya (Young Nationalists of Catalonia, JNC)  Spain 1Full member
JUNOS – Young liberal NEOS (JUNOS – Junge liberale NEOS)  Austria 1Full member
 Belgium 1Full member
Liberal Alliances Ungdom (LAU)  Denmark 1Observer member
Liberal Democratic Youth of Macedonia (Liberalno-Demokratska Mladina Macedonia, LiDeM)  Macedonia 1Full member
Liberal Youth  United Kingdom 1Full member
Liberal Youth Association of Hungary  Hungary 1Candidate member
Liberal Youth of Moldova  Moldova 1Full member
Liberal Youth of Sweden (Liberala ungdomsförbundet, LUF)  Sweden 1Full member
Lithuanian Liberal Youth (Lietuvos Liberalus Jaunimas, LLJ)  Lithuania 1Full member
Mladejko dvijeni za prav i svobodi (YMRF)  Bulgaria 1Full member
Musavat Youth Organization  Azerbaijan 1Candidate member
Norwegian Liberal Students (Norges Liberale Studentforbund, NLSF)  Norway 1Full member
Projekt:Polska  Poland 1Full member
Social Liberal Youth of Denmark (Radikal Ungdom, RU)  Denmark 1Full member
Swedish Youth (Svensk Ungdom, SU)  Finland 1Full member
Vesna  Russia 2Full member
Yabloko Youth  Russia 3Candidate member
Young Democrats (Jonge Democraten, JD)  Netherlands 1Full member
Young Democrats of Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1Full member
Young Liberal Democracy (Mladi Liberalna Demokracija, MLD)  Slovenia 1Full member
Young Liberals (Junge Liberale, JuLis)  Germany 1Full member
Young Liberals (Switzerland) (Jungfreisinnige Schweiz, JFS / Jeunes Libéraux Radicaux Suisses, JLRS)   Switzerland 1Full member
Young Liberals of Andorra (Joventut Liberal d'Andorra, LDRS)  Andorra 2Full member
Young Liberals of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mladi Liberali Bosne i Hercegovine, MLBiH)  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1Full member
Young Liberals of Montenegro  Montenegro 1Full member
Young Liberals of Norway (Norges Unge Venstre, NUV)  Norway 1Full member
Young Radicals of the Left (Jeunes Radicaux de Gauche, JRG)  France 1Full member
Young Republicans  Georgia 2Candidate member
Youth Congress (ANC Youth)  Armenia 1Full member
Youth of the Left (Venstres Ungdom, VU)  Denmark 1Full member
Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy (Jongeren Organisatie Vrijheid en Democratie, JOVD)  Netherlands 1Full member

Oceania[edit]

No national member organizations at the moment.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Document Centre: IFLRY Statutes November 2010". International Federation of Liberal Youth. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Full Members", Liberal International. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Member Organisations", European Youth Forum. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "IFLRY in the ECOSOC database", ECOSOC. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Admitted NGO", UNFCC. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Our History", IFLRY. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Our Structure", iflry.org. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Our People", iflry.org. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Our Programmes", iflry.org. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.

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