Launched in 2013, No Lost Generation is a strategic framework for the responses to the Syria and Iraq crises, embedded within existing planning, coordination and reporting structures. 

Working across three pillars - Education, Child Protection, and Adolescents & Youth - the No Lost Generation initiative comprises joint programming at country level and joint advocacy at regional and global levels by humanitarian partners to strengthen support to children and youth affected by both crises, recognizing that their safety, wellbeing, and education are essential to the future of Syria and the region. 

No Lost Generation is led jointly by UNICEF and World Vision. The initiative brings together humanitarian and development partners from United Nations agencies, local and international non-governmental organizations, donors and host governments. 

At the regional level, No Lost Generation:
  • Provides an overarching regional framework for key areas of the response;
  • Provides a platform for joint advocacy on the priorities for children and youth;
  • Amplifies the voices and perspectives of children, adolescents and youth;
  • Links efforts in different sectors to achieve results on issues which cannot be addressed by one sector alone, such as child labour or child marriage;
  • Mobilizes resources for sectors at risk of underfunding

Pillar I: Education

  • Children and youth have access to certified quality education
  • Increased access to technical and vocational training for young people
  • Enhanced capacity of education personnel
  • Increased life-skills and citizenship education
  • Strengthened national education systems
  • Reduction in the number of out-of-school children

Pillar II: Child Protection

  • Children have access to quality protection services
  • Increased access to quality community-based child protection and psychosocial support services
  • Increased access to quality specialized child protection services
  • Strengthened national child protection systems

Pillar III: Adolescents and Youth

  • Adolescents and youth are supported to contribute to resilience and social cohesion in their communities
  • Adolescents and youth inspire and lead change in their communities
  • Increased mechanisms for networking and mentorship
  • Adolescents and youth are engaged in evidence generation, programming, and advocacy
  • Expanded livelihoods opportunities for youth