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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Registration is officially open for the Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC)

With six previous editions, the CIC has become a promoter of innovative ideas developed by Caribbean young people, characterized by providing useful tools to participants in all stages of the process...

Eco-Challenge 10.0, seeks young people with sustainability initiatives

One of the objectives that brings Eco-Challenge 10.0, as part of the XIV edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas, is to empower young people as promoters of innovative solutions for sustainable development.

TIC Americas 2019, an opportunity for young entrepreneurs!

The growing community of young entrepreneurs will be able to access new tools and support networks, after the YABT and the OAS announce the launch of the XIV Edition of TIC Americas 2019.


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