Youth Development

  • Photo of Statement by CARICOM Chairman, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, on International Youth Day 2022

    Statement by CARICOM Chairman, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, on International Youth Day 2022

    As the Lead Head for Community Development, Cultural Cooperation (including Culture, Gender, Youth, and Sport), and Industrial Policy, I feel compelled today, on International Youth Day 2022, to bring a message to my fellow CARICOM citizens. This year’s theme is “Inter-generational solidarity: Creating a world for all ages.” CARICOM Chairman, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname I repeat Secretary General Guterres’…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    (Joint Press Release by CARICOM Secretariat and the United Nations Caribbean) On Tuesday, 12 July 2022, Her Excellency Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) received Mr. Roberto Valent, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Development Coordination Office (DCO) of the United Nations. The CARICOM Secretary-General and UN Regional Director talked about their respective organisations’ work on…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat youth programme launches regional mental-health survey

    CARICOM Secretariat youth programme launches regional mental-health survey

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has launched a Regional Mental Health Survey to assess the psychological well-being of young people ages 10 to 29 years. The survey will gather data on youth’s mental state, feelings of health, happiness and comfort, indicators of depression and the support systems they have to navigate challenges. Deputy Programme Manager for Youth Development at the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM launches Survey to Assess Youth Development Status in the Region

    CARICOM launches Survey to Assess Youth Development Status in the Region

    Resources and opportunities available for youth development in Region are coming under the microscope as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat launches a Regional Youth Development Status Survey ten years after adopting the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP). Set for roll out on November 15, 2021, the survey will collect data on challenges to youth development and the policies in…

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  • Photo of CARIBBEAN YOUTH DAY 2021: Address from Ms Renee Atwell, Dean, CARICOM Youth Ambassador Corps

    CARIBBEAN YOUTH DAY 2021: Address from Ms Renee Atwell, Dean, CARICOM Youth Ambassador Corps

    Theme: Building Resilience: COVID-19, Mental Health & Caribbean Development I take this opportunity to wish all young persons within the Caribbean region and in the diaspora Happy Caribbean Youth Day. Today we celebrate under the theme “Building Resilience: COVID-19, Mental Health & Caribbean Development” As we are aware, the Region is still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. More than a…

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  • Photo of SG commits to building a strong partnership with Youths, in first public engagement

    SG commits to building a strong partnership with Youths, in first public engagement

    New CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett’s first public appearance since her Installation has been with the Region’s Youth. Dr Barnett presented remarks at the Opening Ceremony of a CARICOM Youth Ambassadors’ Orientation Programme on Thursday 26 August 2021. See her full remarks below: Representatives of International Organisations;Members of the Diplomatic Corps;Directors of Youth of CARICOM Member States;Members of the Executive…

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  • Photo of Youth engagement: Intergenerational Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean for Biodiversity

    Youth engagement: Intergenerational Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean for Biodiversity

    In order to strengthen the dialogue and participation process of youth of the region, the ACP MEAs Project represented the CARICOM Secretariat in a panel discussion on issues related to biodiversity and youth empowerment in the Global Framework of Biodiversity Post 2020 on 16 June 2021.  The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) for Latin America and the Caribbean held its…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Youth Ambassadors observe International Women’s Day

    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors observe International Women’s Day

    Message from the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Programme on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2021 Message by Mr. Yakub Nestor, CARICOM Youth Ambassador, St. Lucia The COVID-19 pandemic has erased decades of progress towards gender equality. From high job losses to exploding burdens of unpaid care, from disrupted schooling to an escalating crisis of domestic violence and exploitation, women’s lives have…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    The importance of investing in youth, including treatment and rehabilitation for those who are using and addicted to alcohol and other drugs, was underscored at the Official Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshops on 4 February 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, partnerships, relevant policies and adolescents’ prevention programmes, among others, were emphasised by speakers who represented…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

    CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Dr. Douglas Slater, emphasised the critical link between human resource development and economic development and, in this regard, the importance of treatment and rehabilitation for persons with problematic drug use and misuse. The ASG was speaking at the Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshop earlier today, in Trinidad and Tobago. “Human resource…

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