The need was felt in August 1958, while hosting the third General Conference of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) in Delhi.Young leaders of WAY, India considered the need and with the support of Government of India, VISHWA YUVAK KENDRA came into existence.
- UNESCO extended its support in 1961.
- Collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung e.v. of West Germany since 1968
- In 1972, the Kendra provided three months training to youth worker from Western Samoa, as requested by the United Nations Development Programme, New York.
- In 1974, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) of the United Nations organised an Asian Regional Workshop for rural youth workers in collaboration with Kendra.
- Prestigious Commonwealth Secretariat in London recognized Kendra's work.