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 www.ticamericas.net, 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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National and Local Dialogues led by young people will be developed in various Member States
An interaction space where social actors present their projects,recommendations and actions for the VIII Summit of the Americas
With participants from Rwanda, Georgia, Colombia, Myanmar, Cote D'Ivoire, India, Albania, Kenya, Vietnam, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, and more
The beginning of the activities of the Fifth Young Americas Forum, the official process of youth participation at the VIII Summit of the Americas
The Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Em. Néstor Méndez, said that it is the young people who will take the reins of what we are planting and should continue this work with current and future challenges.