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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YABT officially announces Fifth Young Americas Forum

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.

Special communication

We extend our solidarity to the entire countries affected by Hurricane Irma, and the storms and floods after its passage through the Caribbean

Guatemala, will be host of NexLinks Workshop

The NexLinks workshop has among its objectives to provide international training tools and methodologies


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