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 permanent, open and inclusive channel for youth to proactively contribute to 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 a hemispheric agenda for the follow-up to agreements reached the Forum.

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

About the Forum (PDF)


YABT in alliance with The Summits of the Americas Secretariat and the World Bank, develop the Policy Lab on Young Women Entrepreneurs and COVID-19

The Young Americas Business Trust is pleased to invite the international community to participate in a Policy Lab | Summit Talks: Young Women Entrepreneurs and COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

New Internship opportunities open at YABT

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) announce new internship opportunities in the fields of Communications, International Relations and Business Administration. Apply now!

TIC Americas 2021 Winners Announced

At the Awards Ceremony of the XVI edition of TIC Americas today, seven finalist teams were officially declared winners of the InnovAction Challenge, the Eco Challenge 12.0 and the TIC Jalisco.


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