In preparation for the Brussels IV Conference on the Future of Syria and the Region, on Monday June 29th the No Lost Generation initiative held the webinar “Keeping the Promise of a ‘’No Lost Generation’’: Protecting, Educating and Listening to the Voice of Syria’s Children, Adolescents and Young People," co-organized by the Government of Luxembourg and No Lost Generation.
The discussion focused on how the EU and the broader international community can contribute to a brighter future for Syria's children through education and child protection. Franz Fayot, Luxembourg’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action opened the event, followed by interventions from two Syrian youth -Nour living in Egypt and Eman living in Jordan-; Juha Auvinen, Head of Unit for the Middle East, DG ECHO – European Commission; Ted Chaiban, Regional Director, MENA – UNICEF; and Eleanor Monbiot, Regional Leader, Middle East and Eastern Europe Region - World Vision.
In conjunction to the event, No Lost Generation launched a NLG Advocacy Brief, which highlights NLG’s key advocacy messages focused on education, child protection / child marriage, mental health and psycho-social support, and adolescent and youth empowerment.
Moreover, NLG launched a package of resources in conjunction to the advocacy brief:
The Continuous Learning for Syrian children and youth report focuses on key advocacy messages on education for children, adolescents and young people in Syria and host countries in the MENA region.
The Early Childhood Development (ECD) focuses on early interventions in development, caregiving interventions, and intersectoral and interagency coordination.
The Regional Adolescent and Youth Advisory Majlis (RAYAM) briefing explores the leadership and engagement of youth across the Middle East and North Africa region.