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The Caribbean Regional Youth Council is the collective voice of National Youth Councils and represents the voice of youth for the Caribbean. It was established at the '3rd Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit' in 2013 with the inaugural Executive Board elected. It is supported by the Youth Division of The Commonwealth Secretariat. The CRYC has a number of strategic directions, including youth participation, representation, youth rights, and youth work. The full objectives are listed here:


The CRCY seeks, "to secure itself as a strategic youth governance and advocacy movement with one voice, working towards regional representation, integration and cooperation as a platform for youth development." As a regional platform, participation is through National Youth Councils throughout the Caribbean region. All CARICOM Member States are eligible for membership, and a full list of current member organisations are listed here: