Through the VI edition of the Forum, the youth of the Americas will have the opportunity to connect with their governments, representatives of the private sector and civil society, as well as multilateral agencies; consolidating an ecosystem for youth development, strengthening democratic governance and promoting the inter-American agenda.

The Young Americas Forum


The Young Americas Forum is the participation platform, for young people in the Americas to be actively involved, as social actor, in the Summits of the Americas, the OAS General Assemblies and other high-level meetings. The Forum is a permanent, open, and inclusive channel that allows young people to contribute define priorities and coordinate action in the continent.

Participate in the Young Americas Forum!

6 Triannual Editions within the framework of the Summits of the Americas

Young people involved since 2005
Years promoting youth participation
Young people who have participated in virtual consultations

2022 United States 🇺🇸

 2018 Peru 🇵🇪 

2015 Panama 🇵🇦

2012 Colombia 🇨🇴

2009 Trinidad & Tobago 🇹🇹

2005 Argentina 🇦🇷

How can I participate?

Channels of Participation

You can participate in the process of the Young Americas Forum through the following channels, access more information by clicking on each of the boxes.

Youth Dialogues

National, hemispheric and thematic: on-site, hybrid or virtual. Activities co-organized with several youth networks, provide an opportunity for young people to get involved and express their priorities, actions and recommendations to the leaders of the region.
Guide to organize dialogues

Virtual Tools

A virtual consultation, a virtual community and #YouthInTheSummit online campaigns are some of the tools that will allow us to continue involving the youth of the Americas in the consultation process of to the Young Americas Forum.
Virtual consultation

Policy Labs

The Policy Labs are virtual presentations, roundtables, dialogues, and events created to facilitate research evidence uptake into policy and practice, with a special focus on youth.

Entrepreneurship in Action

Through the Talent and Innovation Competitions of the Americas program (TIC Americas), entrepreneurial youth in the continent will be able to access support resources for the consolidation of initiatives that respond to the hemipheric priorities.
Meet entrepreneurs

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The Young Americas Forum​


Youth Dialogue concludes with proposals on Migration and Entrepreneurship

“I am very happy for this country that has given me the opportunities, not only to stand out as a teacher and as an entrepreneur, but also as a human being”. With these words, Orianna Zanotty, a young Venezuelan entrepreneur living in Peru, concluded her intervention with the results of her Workshop during the Youth Dialogue: Migration, Development and Integration, held in a hybrid format on June 16, at San Ignacio de Loyola University (USIL) in Lima, Peru.

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YABT and IAF join forces for youth for the next three years

The Cities Summit of the Americas was the setting for the establishment of the agreement between the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) and the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) for three years of collaboration to support the youth of the Americas and the grassroots communities that work with young people in strengthening their leadership capacities and skills, entrepreneurship and interaction in the ecosystem.

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