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)


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

International Course: Innovative Entrepreneurship "From an Idea to Starting a Business"

With participants from Rwanda, Georgia, Colombia, Myanmar, Cote D'Ivoire, India, Albania, Kenya, Vietnam, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, and more

Fifth Young Americas Forum VIII Summit of the Americas - Official Presentation - Peru

The beginning of the activities of the Fifth Young Americas Forum, the official process of youth participation at the VIII Summit of the Americas


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