The Young Americas Forum is the space generated by the YABT where youth, as social actors, actively participate in the process of the Summits of the Americas. This Forum has become a hemispheric platform and the official channel for recommendations, suggestions and actions that young people convey to leaders and policymakers of the continent, hence contributing to the definition of the priorities and mandates of the Summits.
The Forum is a process based on virtual consultations, dialogues and special events in both regional and local levels, in OAS Member States. A "Youth Declaration of Commitment" is adopted at the Young Americas Forum, with topics related to the central themes and mandates of the Summits of the Americas. Youth representatives present the Declaration at the Dialogue between Heads of Delegation with Civil Society Organizations and Social Actors.
The implementation component for the Young Americas Forum is the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas, an international platform and business acceleration for young entrepreneurs and start-ups.
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