Welcome to The Association to Unite the Democracies



The Association to Unite the Democracies (AUD) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting democracy, international peace, and a community where people would consider themselves "part of the world and not a world apart", as described by AUD founder Clarence Streit in 1939.


In today’s world, it is essential to bridge our community closer and not farther apart and to motivate citizens to encourage their governments to place world peace as their top priority. Through meetings, publications, scholarship grants, distant learning, and modern communication technology, the Association to Unite the Democracies brings together the people of the world, fosters intercultural exchange, promotes dialogue and mutual understanding, thus opening new paths on the road towards peace.