The organization specializes in bringing together young leaders of extraordinary skill and talent to network and develop political and professional partnerships. Meetings often include the presence of current or former heads of state and prominent historical political figures from the conservative or right-of-centre spectrum.
The IYDU is the youth wing of the International Democrat Union.
Chairmen of the IYDU have been:
Among other activities the organisation runs a "Freedom Campaign" dedicated to supporting democratic conservative movements and free-market groups in nations suffering under authoritarian dictatorship. Nations targeted by this campaign include: