URCA to Send Youth to ITU UN Meeting in Costa Rica

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) will sponsor two youth at the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU), BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit in San Jose, Costa Rica next month. Both are recent graduates of The College of The Bahamas.

Audison Beaubrun, who completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Kyle Walkine who completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Journalism. Audison is currently enrolled at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) for PhD studies in Applied Mathematics; and Kyle is employed at the Jones Communications Network (JCN) where he is a reporter.

The BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit will be hosted by the ITU, which is an agency of the United Nations (UN). Through a series of workshops, presentations and conversations on a range of issues regarding how information communication technologies (ICTs) can be used to bring about meaningful social change, Audison and Kyle, along with youth from countries around the world will be tasked with the considerable challenge of pooling their ideas and recommendations into a single global statement.

This statement will be delivered by the President of Costa Rica later in the month, to the United Nations General Assembly. The ITU estimates that 500 youth will attend the Summit in Costa Rica, in addition to others who will participate via the Internet from Summit Hubs around the world. There will be 15 Summit Hubs across 12 countries in four languages.

Summit organisers describe the event as “a platform for young people to ensure their inclusion in the most important decisions of the 21st century”. They project that the Global Summit “will assemble young people from all corners of the globe… You may download a copy of the full press release by following the link below.


URCA Release, URCA Sponsors to ITU Global Summit