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)


Youth consultations

Your perspective will inform Canada’s engagement in the Summit of the Americas process

Announcement of the Finalists of TIC Americas 2018!

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) and the Organization of American States (OAS) are pleased to announce the Finalist teams of the XIII Edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas 2018).


YABT and Israel promote innovation in El Salvador

The teams process the knowledge acquired in the plenary sessions and practical exercises, reflecting them in their proposals for innovation


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