Youth Development

  • 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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  • Photo of CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed  Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    More than 20 representatives from government ministries and non-governmental organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are attending a regional workshop to develop a draft Model School Drug Policy. The workshop opened on 21 January 2019, in Castries. The use of licit and illicit substances, including alcohol; inhalants; and marijuana has been increasing, particularly by students across the Region. A 2016…

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  • Photo of Crime and Security – a regional problem…  CARICOM SG tells Caribbean Youth Violence Prevention Summit

    Crime and Security – a regional problem…  CARICOM SG tells Caribbean Youth Violence Prevention Summit

    Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin La Rocque, called for the full cooperation of all stakeholders within Member States to respond to the issue of crime and security, which he described as a regional problem that demands a regional solution. “The multi-state, multi sectoral response to this challenge is vital for us to succeed in defeating it” [crime], the Secretary-General said.…

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