ACP YPN’s landmark 4th Youth Forum of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Haiti

On 17th December, ACP YPN co-organised the 4th Youth Forum of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, with the EP and ACP co-Secretariats, in coordination with the Commonwealth Youth Council, the European Youth Forum, and COLEACP, in Port-au-Prince (Haiti). The Youth Forum was held within the framework of the 34th plenary session of the ACP-EU and it was inaugurated with opening remarks from Ms. Régine Lamur, Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action (MJSAC).

The outcomes included: (i) the 4th ACP EU Youth Forum Declaration (EN) and the French version, le 4eme Forum de Jeunes de l’APP ACP-EU ; (ii) the video summary of the Forum and (iii) for the first time in the history of the JPA, a youth representative was officially given 5minutes to present the declaration to the plenary. Mr. Rosny Cadet, President of the Haitian Youth Parliament presented the 4th Youth Forum Declaration here. (iv) ACP YPN also launched ACP YPN Caribbean at the 4th Youth Forum, with the support of the Youth Parliament of Haiti, the Youth Government of Haiti and several Haitian youth networks present.

140 youth participated in the 4th Youth Forum, which was inaugurated with opening remarks from Ms. Régine Lamur, Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action (MJSAC); Mr. Guy Serge Pompilus, Secretary General, National Commission for Innovation and Socio-Professional Insertion (CNIISJ – la commission nationale pour l’innovation et l’insertion socioprofessionnelle); Mr. Chery, Chairman, National Committee for Education and Youth and Yentyl Williams, President & Founder, ACP YPN were on the panel. The recommendations were made on four main topics: (i) education; (ii) youth participation and inclusion; (iii) entrepreneurship and (iv) employability.

See also, ACP YPN’s previousNairobi (2016) & St. Julian’s (2017) Youth Forum declarations. 

See all the official images of the Forum and JPA here. See the original invitation here.

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