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
Featured photos

The Young Americas Forum​

The youth participate in the IX Summit of the Americas

Los Ángeles, California, 10 de junio de 2022. El 9 de junio las voces de la juventud fueron presentadas en la IX Cumbre de las Américas, llevada a cabo en el Centro de Convenciones de Los Ángeles. 

VI Young Americas Forum concludes with concrete proposals for the IX Summit of the Americas

Los Ángeles, California, 9 de junio del 2022 – Aumentar el financiamiento público y privado a proyectos que impulsen soluciones sostenibles para la reducción de la contaminación, e incentivar el desarrollo de tecnologías .

Meet the Winners of the Eco-Challenge 2022!

Los Ángeles, California; 9 de junio del 2022. Se realizó el anuncio de Ganadores de Eco-Reto 2022 por parte del Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) y PepsiCo Bebidas Latinoamérica.


The Forum is possible thanks to the collaboration of

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), is a nonprofit international organization that works in cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS), to promote social and economic development of young people around the world.

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