Yesterday marked the official closing of the Regional Youth Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), held over the last three days in the capital of Ecuador. Three representatives from the Government of Ecuador — H.E. Betty Tola, Minister for Economic and Social Inclusion H.E. Pabel Munoz, National Secretary for Planning and Development and H.E. Freddy Ehlers, Secretary of Well-being — as well as the Deputy Director for UNFPA in the LAC region Mr. Esteban Caballero, CARICOM Youth Ambassador Dwayne Gutzmer, and the United Nations Secretary-General”s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi all attended the closing ceremony.
The outcome document from the forum will be conveyed by youth representatives from LAC at the ECOSOC global youth forum in New York in June.