Youth Dialogue at the TIC Americas Finals

Washington, D.C., April 28, 2016 – The Young Americas Business Trust will develop during the TIC Americas Finals a Hemispheric Youth Dialogue as part of the process of the Young Americas Forum.

The forum was established in 2005 as an official platform for the participation of youth in the process of the Summits of the Americas as Social Actors; developed by the YABT in cooperation with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the youth of the Americas.

During the Forum’s 10 years of existence (Argentina 2005, Trinidad y Tobago 2009, Colombia 2012 and Panama 2015) it counts with the contributions of 2,630 young people in 43 National Dialogues and 1,455 virtual meetings, which results in more than 5,000 young people involved.

In preparation for the Youth Dialogue that will developed by the YABT in Santo Domingo as part of the 46th General Assembly of the OAS they have developed 26 dialogues at the national level, a process that involved more than 1,500 young people in the hemisphere. These are fundamental spaces for discussion and proposing action plans and strategies in the countries.

In this platform, youth have the opportunity to analyze and discuss the challenges with the aim of proposing viable and sustainable solutions, as well as new perspectives that contribute to the processes on the theme of the 46th General Assembly “Institutional Strengthening for the Sustainable Development of the Americas.”

The results of the dialogues will be presented by the young people in the Hemispheric Dialogue on June 11 in the Dominican Republic within the framework of the General Assembly of the OAS.

See the preliminary agenda of the event.

Within the framework of the Youth Dialogues, the young people of the Americas held a virtual dialogue with the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, titled “Youth Dialogue: Institutional Strengthening for the Sustainable Development of the Americas.” There, Almagro reaffirmed again his commitment to work with young people in the development of the hemisphere.

See the video of the Youth Dialogue.