Youth Ambassadors representing Guyana at Youth Summit in Belize
Two Youth Ambassadors, Adrian Alfred and Jewel Collier-Swan will be representing Guyana at the 4th Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Belize from Tuesday, September 27 – Friday, September 30, 2016.
The summit is being held under the theme “Agenda 2030: From Rhetoric to Action!”
Prior to their departure, the two Ambassadors met with the Minister within the Ministry of Education, Hon. Nicolette Henry.
This summit seeks to bring the voice of youth into the intergovernmental debate on how to make the post-2015 development agenda a reality. The summit is being convened by the Caribbean Regional Youth Council in collaboration with the strategic public, private and international development partners.
The summit is a timely response stemming from dialogue out of the regional and international commitments that have been made at forums such as the Caribbean Youth Development Conference, Jamaica, Commonwealth Youth Forum, Malta 2015, Commonwealth-Caribbean Region Youth Ministers’ Meeting, Antiqua & Barbuda 2015, CARICOM 8th Directors of Youth Affairs’ Meeting, Guyana 2016 and CARICOM Committee on Human & Social Development (COHSOD) – Guyana, 2015.
The objectives of the 4th Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit are to:
a) Provide a platform for young leaders to engage in a dialogue with stakeholders on concrete commitments and actions to realise the SDGs at the national, regional and global levels.
b) Youth playing an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.The forum will provide a platform for young people to discuss youth-led monitoring and accountability mechanisms for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the measurement of youth participation throughout the SDGs
This Summit is supported by the UN, UNFPA, USAID, US Embassy, PetroCaribe, Caricom, the Commonwealth, Caribbean Regional Youth Council and the Government of Belize.