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Youth Development

Sixty-three per cent of CARICOM’s population is young people under thirty years. Their education, entrepreneurship development, safety and security, health and well being; identity and citizenship among others rights and benefits are of utmost concern. More importantly, their full participation as architects and enablers of the Region’s development is a goal that CARICOM continues to strive for.

The CARICOM Secretariat, particularly its Youth Programme has been working with Member States, Youth Ambassadors, Community Institutions and other regional and international stakeholders to design, implement and execute  programmes and projects to facilitate CARICOM Member States in meeting this goal. Currently, the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP), is the... Read more

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Youth Forum, Reparations Baton Relay and Rally head to Saint Lucia

Posted: 27 October 2016 - Regional News
The CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the St. Lucia National Reparations Commission (NRC) will be hosting three reparations themed events  in observance of October as Creole Heritage
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Perspectives on the 2016 Youth Development Index: Role of youth in building resilient economies for small states

Posted: 21 October 2016 - Regional News
By Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM)I am pleased to provide a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) perspective for the 2016 Youth Development Index, which is an
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Unlock the youth potential – Services Sector stakeholders urged

Posted: 18 October 2016 - Regional News
Our youth have fresh perspectives, the energy and the willingness to learn and all that is needed to unlock their potential, is the chance to do so, from the people who have the power to provide
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Youth in Agriculture – Focusing on youth agri-preneurs at CWA 2016

Posted: 10 October 2016 - Press Releases
The Youth and Agriculture Programmes at the CARICOM Secretariat are collaborating to have a Youth Pavillion during the upcoming Caribbean Week of Agriculture in the Cayman Islands,  24-28
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Youngsters encouraged to make personal commitment to action

Posted: 05 October 2016 - Regional News
Youngster across the Region were encouraged to make a personal commitment to  action in a recent Youth Day message delivered by Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager, Culture and
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Regional Youth Leaders urged to help shape solutions for climate change and other issues

Posted: 30 September 2016 - Regional News
Participants at the fourth staging of the  Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Belize were encouraged to help shape the framing of solutions for issues such as climate change,
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Youth Development, Human Resource Development getting focused CARICOM attention – SG

Posted: 12 September 2016 - Press Releases
I would like to offer some information on what we are doing on two of the areas covered in the Report, namely, Youth Development and Human Resource Development.The CARICOM Commission on Youth
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CARICOM Athletes at Rio Olympics 2016 demonstrate Region’s capacity to lead

Posted: 24 August 2016 - Regional News
In a congratulatory message to the athletes from CARICOM Member States at the just-concluded Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, CARICOM Secretary-General. Ambassador Irwin
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In Youth Day message: CYAs emphasise sustainable development, poverty elimination

Posted: 12 August 2016 - Press Releases
Today is being celebrated as International Youth Day!In a message to commemorate the day the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors have emphasised the significance of sustainable development and the
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Youth entrepreneurship project continues in three CARICOM Member States

Posted: 03 June 2016 - Press Releases
A project directed at providing youngsters with entrepreneurship skills dubbed the Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) continues to be implemented in CARICOM Member States.
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CARICOM youth benefit from training in entrepreneurship

Posted: 30 May 2016 - Regional News
Several CARICOM out-of-school youth will benefit from training in entrepreneurship to increase their ability to earn. The exercise is part of the CARICOM/Spain Project: Support
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Saint Lucian Tertiary Students Head to Suriname

Posted: 10 March 2016 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Secretariat is winding down the project ‘Students Engaging the CSME through Field Promotion’ with the first of the final three missions for 2016 getting underway this Monday,
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CARICOM launches PSAs on youth crime and violence

Posted: 07 March 2016 - Press Releases
On Monday 29 February 2016, the CARICOM Secretariat launched at the Regional Forum on Youth Crime and Violence in Georgetown, Guyana, three one-minute animated public service announcements on the
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Twenty-Ninth COHSOD concludes with focus on Animation for Development

Posted: 04 March 2016 - Press Releases
The Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) came to a close on Friday. Minister for Youth Development and Sports Saint Lucia Hon. Shawn Edward chaired the
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Optimize youth participation, Regional meeting urged

Posted: 03 March 2016 - Press Releases
CARICOM Youth Ambassador (CYA) from Belize and Vice Dean of the CYAs Tarun Butcher has challenged delegates of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) to do everything in their power to
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Remarks by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque   At The   Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)  (Youth and Culture)  3-¬4 March 2016 GEORGETOWN, Guyana

Posted: 03 March 2016 - Press Releases
It is my pleasure to warmly welcome you to the Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) on Youth and Culture.  I welcome, especially, those of you who are
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‘Don’t disappoint Region’s youth’ – Assistant Secretary-General Slater

Posted: 03 March 2016 - Regional News
Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, has implored Directors of Youth across the Region not to disappoint the youth. He was
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Deputy PM Richards Weighs In On CARICOM Youth Development Agenda

Posted: 02 March 2016 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 02, 2016 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Shawn Richards, and CARICOM Youth Ambassador (CYA) Dennis McCall Jr. are in Guyana for a series of
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Regional youth forum stresses need for restorative justice

Posted: 01 March 2016 - Regional News
The connection of crime and violence to drugs, legal and illegal; the need for “restorative justice” and understanding the dynamics at the community level to ensure targeted
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Craft a culture that makes youth assets – Minister Ramjattan tells Regional Youth Forum

Posted: 29 February 2016 - Press Releases
Guyana’s Minister for Public Security, Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan, called for the crafting of   a culture that makes youth assets rather than liabilities. The Minister made this call at
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CARICOM Holds Youth Crime and Violence Forum:  Explores new platforms

Posted: 26 February 2016 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Each year, approximately 200,000 youths aged 10 to 29 die, and many more sustain serious injuries, because of
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Grenadian youth exposed to possibilities in Agribusiness

Posted: 03 February 2016 - Regional News
A group of youngsters from Grenada were recently involved in Youth in Agriculture Business Forum hosted by the Forum of the Caribbean Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States
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Entrepreneurs must be committed, innovative – CEBO participant, business owner, awardee

Posted: 26 January 2016 - Regional News
Anastasha Elliot is an ambitious young woman from St. Kitts and Nevis who owns a business called Yaphene.Anastasha describes Yaphene as a local pioneer of fresh, raw and organic face, body and
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Adolescent Pregnancy is not just a Health issue - UNFPA

Posted: 21 December 2015 - Regional News
UNFPA Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean has embarked on a sexual and reproductive health information programme, to increase awareness about the health and development challenges posed by
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Youth Environment activist meets CARICOM SG

Posted: 10 December 2015 - Press Releases
Special Envoy for the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Mr. Stefan KnightsSpecial Envoy for the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Mr. Stefan Knights met CARICOM
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United Nations Security Council adopts ground-breaking resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

Posted: 09 December 2015 - Regional News
New York – The United Nations Security Council has today adopted a ground-breaking resolution on Youth, Peace and Security which recognizes that “young people play an important and
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Media Practitioners In The Caribbean Focus On Guidelines In The Profession To Protect Children

Posted: 23 November 2015 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 20, 2015 (SKNIS):  In an effort to effectively and efficiently report on children’s issues in the Caribbean region, media practitioners from the
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Caribbean Media Meet To Discuss The Safety And Security Of Children

Posted: 19 November 2015 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 19, 2015 (SKNIS):  As the Caribbean region moves towards its quest to protect children, media practicioners representing  11 countries and territories
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Most Remarkable Teen Awardees challenged to encourage development of at-risk youth

Posted: 17 November 2015 - Regional News
Twenty-five outstanding teens in the St. Kitts and Nevis were encouraged to identify and work along with at-risk youth to assist them in overcoming challenges. The challenge was thrown out by
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CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Weigh in on their role in society

Posted: 06 November 2015 - Regional News
CARICOM Youth Ambassadors in the Federation have weighed in on their role in society, as well as youth issues in St. Kitts and Nevis in celebration of Youth Month 2015 which is observed in November
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