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Intergenerational Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean for Biodiversity

By Amelia Arreguín

Latin America and Caribbean youths met with representatives of national governments and international organizations to discuss their proposals for the future of biodiversity, and it was a complete success!

In this innovative and multilingual event, we have the active presence of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; representatives of the governments of Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Belize; as well as representatives from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.

During the event, representatives of the GYBN National Chapters in LAC presented 12 priorities that synthesize the demands that the youth of Latin America and the Caribbean want to see effectively included in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework:

These priorities are the result of national consultations organized by LAC youth under the principles of inclusion, transparency and "full and effective participation of all people who wish to commit to the [Post2020] process", as established in Decision 14/34 of the COP.

To find out the details of these priorities, we invite you to review the GYBN LAC Policy Document, in any of its four versions: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese HERE

Thank you to all the people who participated! Thus, collectively with an intergenerational perspective, we strengthen the position of the region in this global process where our future is being defined!

Thanks to the Japan Biodiversity Fund and the European Union for their support to make this event happen!



  • GYBN LAC is made up of nine national chapters and more than 200 individual members. National chapters include GYBN Mexico, GYBN Haiti, GYBN Dominican Republic, GYBN Colombia, GYBN Venezuela, GYBN Brazil, GYBN Bolivia, GYBN Peru, and GYBN Paraguay.

  • Do you want to know more? Write to Amelia Arreguin, coordinator of GYBN LAC, at

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