Youth Development

  • COMMUNIQUE ON SECOND MEETING OF DIRECTORS OF YOUTH OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, 7-9 MAY 2001, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

    The Second Meeting of Directors of Youth of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held in Trinidad and Tobago May 7 – 9, 2001 under the chairmanship of Mr. Wilton John, Director of Youth Affairs. Participants were drawn from Member States and included Directors of Youth and representatives of regional and international agencies, educational institutions and youth organisations. The primary objective…

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  • YOUTH IN THE REGIONAL INTEGRATION MOVEMENT

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is moving closer to having an inter-sectoral agenda for youth in the regional integration movement. A draft regional strategy for youth development, which is intended to engage them in promoting their own cause headlines the agenda for a meeting of CARICOM Directors of Youth scheduled for 7-9 May in Trinidad and Tobago. The Port-of-Spain meeting is…

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  • YOUTH EMPOWERMENT TAKING SHAPE IN REGIONAL DECISION-MAKING MACHINERY

    Caribbean Youth’s contribution to the decision-making process of the regional integration movement specifically as it pertains to the social development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) could impact on the deliberations of one of CARICOM’s principal organs, the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), which will convene its Fourth Meeting in Georgetown, Guyana from 4-6 October, 2000. This move signals…

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  • CARICOM YOUTH AMBASSADORS RESPOND TO CHALLENGE

    Twenty seven Caribbean youth leaders have been invested as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Youth Ambassadors at the just concluded Regional Youth Explosion 2000 at the St George’s University Campus in St. George’s, Grenada (17-23 July, 2000) to take forward a goodwill mission for Youth empowerment in the regional integration process. The cadre of youth leaders representing 13 Member States and the…

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  • YOUTH ENGAGING THE PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS

    The youth leadership in the Caribbean is moving into the main-stream of the regional decision-making process, making full use of the parliamentary process to give sound effect to the issues they considered urgent and critical to regional development and youth empowerment. Emerging from the just concluded one-week Regional Youth Explosion 2000 at the St. George’s University campus in St. George’s,…

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  • CARIBBEAN YOUTH EXPLOSION 2000 ON THE MOVE

    More than 90 youth delegates representing 18 Caribbean territories move into the third round of deliberations today, up-beat on their course of action to make a formidable impact in moving forward the implementation of decisions and recommendations pertaining to the empowerment and development of Caribbean youth which have arisen out of conferences and workshops held over the past five years.…

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  • CARICOM YOUTHS FOR EVENTS IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, CANADA

    Youth representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet in Trinidad and Tobago next week to address a number of issues affecting their daily lives under the theme “Human Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities.” Twenty-seven youths between ages 15 – 24, drawn from a cross-section of youth groups and organisations around the Region, will be updated on their rights and responsibilities…

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  • GREETINGS FROM THE CARICOM SECRETARY GENERAL ON CARIBBEAN YOUTH DAY, 30 SEPT 1999

    Since 1985, Caribbean countries have observed September 30 as Caribbean Youth Day. On those occasions the Region has organised a range of activities and programmes to mark the occasion and to promote the Region’s Youth. These activities have involved schools, Youth-related organisations and the general public, and have been designed to showcase the attributes and achievements of the Region’s young…

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