THE ORIGINS OF WFDY
On November 10, 1945 the World Youth Conference, organized in London, founded the World Federation of Democratic Youth. This historic Conference convened at the initiative of the World Youth Council which was formed during the II world war to fight against fascism by the youth of the allied countries brought together for the first time in the history of the international youth movement representatives of more than 30 million young people of different political ideologies and religious beliefs from 63 nations. It adopted a pledge for peace.
“We pledge that we shall remember this unity, forged in this month, November 1945 Not only today, not only this week, this year, but always Until we have built the world we have dreamed of and fought for We pledge ourselves to build the unity of youth of the world All races, all colors, all nationalities, all beliefs To eliminate all traces of fascism from the earth To build a deep and sincere international friendship among the peoples of the world To keep a just lasting peace To eliminate want, frustration and enforced idleness We have come to confirm the unity of all youth salute our comrades who have died-and pledge our word that skilful hands, keen brains and young enthusiasm shall never more be wasted in war”
FORWARD FOR OUR FUTURE!
We hold that the democratic and progressive traditions of the WFDY strengthen our determination to continue to strive for a better world in which humankind will fully emancipate itself. In this collective effort the youth will be the vanguard, will remain at the forefront, for as long as it takes, in order to materialize our vision.