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.

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PepsiCo and the Young Americas Business Trust Launch Eco-Challenge -11th edition- in Effort to Reduce Plastic Waste

Through a partnership between PepsiCo and the YABT, the Eco-Challenge 11th edition, will empower young adults in Latin America and the Caribbean to put forth new ideas focused on reducing plastic waste.

YABT and the University of Tarapaca trained young people in business skills

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) and the University of Tarapaca successfully developed the InnovAction Workshop "Business Labs focused on Innovation”

TIC Americas 2020 Opens Registrations to the Young Entrepreneurs with Innovative Solutions

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), the Organization of American States (OAS), and PepsiCo, are pleased to announce the 15th Edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas ( TIC Americas)


  • Secretaría de Cumbres de las Américas
  • PepsiCo
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