Washington, D.C., February 15th, 2022. The VI Young Americas Forum was officially announced on February 15th, at a special session of the Policy Lab “IX Summit of the Americas and Youth Participation.” During this session, it was announced that the Sixth Young Americas Forum will take place in Los Angeles, California, on June 6 – 8 of this year.
The event’s agenda allowed the audience to dive into each of the interventions, regarding the importance of the process of the Summit of the Americas, presenting the activities that make up the youth participation process and the opportunities that exist for youth to take action towards meaningful, open and diverse participation. In addition, intertwine this effort with the so-called Five Big Cs of Youth Development: (1) Climate Change, (2) COVID-19, (3) Collaborating with Youth, (4) Combating Corruption and, (5) Connectivity and Digital Transformation.
During the event, the renewed website of the Young Americas Forum was also presented: www.yabt.net/foro
The agenda was chaired by representatives of the Organization of American States (OAS); the Department of State of the United States of America; and the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT). See the complete agenda and speaker biographies at: https://yabt.net/foro/vi-foro.php
As a result of the “Opportunities to make your voice heard” campaign, three young leaders, representing the youth of the continent, directly formulated their questions to representatives of the United States Department of State and the Summits of the Americas Secretariat of the OAS. Interventions were made by Jarrett Fisher (United States of America); Caleb Rojas Castillo (Peru) and Dawsher Charles (Grenada).
The recording of the event is now available on the website: https://yabt.net/foro/vi-foro.php