The Young Americas Forum

Since 2005, the Young Americas Forum is the official platform for the participation of young people in the Summits of the Americas processes; providing a permament, open and inclusive channel for youth to proactively contribute in the definition of priorities and mandates in the region.

At each Forum, young people prepare, discuss and adopt a Youth Declaration of Commitment related to the themes of the Summit; while making concrete recommendations to governments, they also set an hemispheric agenda for follow-up to agreements reached at the Forum.

In parallel, through the the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas, participants present innovative solutionsto the region's most pressing issues; through this process young people not only share opinions to their Goverments, but also take on action in responding to hemispheric challenges and to the Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs.

About the Forum (PDF)


The Caribbean Innovation Competition is still open!

The Young Americas Business Trust and the Organization of American States is pleased to remind entrepreneurs throughout the Caribbean that registration for the 7th edition of the Caribbean Innovation Competition is still open

TIC Americas 2019 - An opportunity to promote the ideas of young entrepreneurs!

The registration for the different categories of the XIV edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas 2019 remains open.

Eco-Challenge 10.0, in search of the best sustainability solutions led by young people in Latin America and the Caribbean

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