Washington, D.C., November 29, 2019 - Young people will create and lead spaces of dialogue on topics they consider important and that respond to their particular concerns. The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) calls upon youth to take action in their role as social actors to contribute to the creation of youth participation spaces and find solutions to the challenges that their communities, countries and the region face.
The series of consultations, both on-site and virtual, are part of the preparatory process towards the Young Americas Dialogue 2020, to take place next June prior to the 50th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Youth themselves can propose the themes for the development of youth dialogues by submitting a proposal to organize activities at local or national levels, in collaboration with YABT. By doing so, youth are creating on-site spaces for discussions to analyze and reflect upon the problems they face and potentially define solutions. The results will be taken to high-level international meetings, as well as local activities that involve decision makers and society leaders. Learn more and submit your proposal.
The YABT also makes available a virtual consultation to directly reach a larger number of youth. The virtual consultation is available HERE.
Organizations that develop different types of events related to youth participation will also have the opportunity to present the results and reports and to be included in the Young Americas Dialogue process. For more information about please contact YABT at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Consultations in their different formats will be developed until April 1, 2020.
The youth consultations are part of the Young Americas Forum, a permanent participation process for young people. Since its launch in 2004, the Forum has involved more than 28,000 young people in the Summits of the Americas, the General Assemblies of the OAS, Ministerial and High-Level Meeting and other political dialogues within the OAS system.
To access detailed information, go to: http://yabt.net/foro/en/documents.php