1997 has been designated as Canada's Year of Asia Pacific (CYAP
) and the CYAP
secretatiat, now operating within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, is doing what it can to deliver.
The Secretariat had a small youth division of two persons--fondly referred to as the 'Youth Desk' given its limited capacity--which had been engaged in supporting the implementation of 14 national youth policies and seeking to create spaces for youth leadership development in the region through a CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Programme (CYAP).
Finally, although not reviewed here, the framework is also supported by a system of programmatic initiatives for youth participation which represent promising practice for youth inclusion--such as the National Youth Parliaments and Councils, the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors' Programme (CYAP) and the recently-formed Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC).
Nineteen ninety-seven has been designated as Canada's Year of Asia Pacific (CYAP
), and Canada is chairing Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a broad consortium working to build trade and investment ties throughout the region.