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Caribbean youth ambassadors discuss political participation and responsibility at OAS
Published on February 27, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

WASHINGTON, USA -- The assistant secretary general of the Organization of the American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, discussed issues of leadership, political participation, responsibility and courage with a delegation of Caribbean Youth Ambassadors visiting Washington, DC this week.

The Caribbean Youth Ambassadors came from several countries including The Bahamas, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago as part of the US Department of State “Youth Ambassadors” and “BoldLeaders” program.

Many of the participants of the Youth Ambassadors program have expressed interest in pursuing political careers. Addressing this issue, Ramdin pointed out that leadership and political participation should always be founded on “an intense desire to ensure that those who are voiceless or under represented have a voice” adding that “leadership and political participation require a sense of responsibility and a great deal of courage to do what is right.”

According to Ramdin, political differences can often be solved by meaningful dialogue, a process which the OAS often facilitates through quiet diplomacy. The senior OAS official also encouraged the youth participants to strive to avoid pitfalls of individualism and materialism and focus more on understanding and respecting their fellow citizens.

Ramdin, who is also Chair of the OAS Inter-Departmental Working Group on Youth issues, described the Youth Ambassadors program as a positive learning experience which provided participants with an opportunity to engage in a meaningful way.
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