Office Address

YABT office
1889 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.,USA

Phone Number

+1 202 370 4723

Email Address

Opportunities for Partners


YABT works with institutions from different sectors, including the private and public sectors, and other multilateral organizations, as well as the Member States and Permanent Observers to the OAS, creating significant and scalable opportunities to invest in programs and initiatives that support the talent and capacity of the youth.

We invite you to become a YABT member!

Strategic partners are an essential part of the mission of the Young Americas Forum. An alliance with YABT towards the VI Young Americas Forum provides a series of opportunities for your organization to impact, support and take action with thousands of young people, consolidating an ecosystem for youth empowerment and development, as well as strengthening their participation in democratic governance in the Americas.

There are multiple benefits of creating an alliance with the YABT, including:

Why is it important to invest in
youth citizen participation?

According to the World Economic Forum's 2021 Global Risks Report, young adults around the world are experiencing their second major global crisis in a decade, facing challenges to their education, employment, economic prospects, and mental health; delaying the region's progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The Global Report on Youth and COVID-19 of the International Labor Organization (ILO), shows how young people are suffering disproportionately the secondary effects of the pandemic, seeing their access to education and employment restricted, where more than 90% of the population student has interrupted their education due to the closure of schools, one in six young people has stopped working and 42% have shown a reduction in their salaries.

More than 156 million young people live in Latin America and the Caribbean, who face persistent structural gaps and inequalities in the development of capacities, therefore, “Having well-trained leaders is essential to face the increasingly complex development challenges that they face. the region ”(CAF, 2017).


With hemispheric leaders

H.E Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS

Hemispheric Dialogue 2020

Mr. Víctor Rico Frontaura, Secretary General of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America

International Youth Day

First Lady of Colombia, Mrs. María Juliana Ruiz

TIC Americas 2019

World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean (2014-2019), Jorge Familiar

IV Young Americas Forum


International Alliances

Youth Networks

To explore alliance opportunities, please contact:

Luis A. Viguria

Chief Executive Officer

T. 202-370-5444 |

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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