Taking note of the United Nations and UNESCO’s joint declaration on the International Year for Youth, under the theme “Dialogue and Mutual Understanding”, to promote the practice of these concepts as well as the ideals of peace, respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and for solidarity;
As well as the United Nations General Assembly proclamation in resolution A/RES/64/169 of 2011 as the International Year for Persons of African Descent, to promote their full enjoyment of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights, participation and integration at all levels of our societies, and to foster greater knowledge and respect for the diverse heritage and culture of afrodescendants.
The Caribbean Project Association in coordination with the Circle of Afrodescendant Youth of the Americas, called for the first World Afrodescendant Youth Summit (WAYS). WAYS will serve as a platform to review and analyze progress made so far, ongoing and emerging opportunities and challenges towards the full enjoyment of the right to development of afrodescendant youth, under the framework of strengthening their social and political articulations and empowering afrodescendant youth leaderships worldwide.
- Strategic capacity building and training on various topics relevant to afrodescendant youths.
- Facilitate the exchange of best practices, as well as political and social measures.
- Empowerment of young afrodescendant leadership and strengthening of their articulations and participation channels.
- Promote political discussions amongst delegates, national and international activists and experts.
- Define strategic alliance opportunities fo cooperation.
- Establish a World Afrodescendant Youth Platform, as a permanent space for analysis, exchange and cooperation between organizations and young afrodescendants leaders from around the world.
The event gathered 200 selected delegates with representatives of regional and international organisms, cooperation agencies, activists from the international black movement and national and international observers.
My opinion in Bworld connection, a guadeloupean website about culture
2011, October 5-7
San José, Costa Rica
Here a video I made !