MENA adolescent and youth advisory majlis
No Lost Generation
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Adolescent and Youth Advisory Majlis (RAYAM) is a sustainable and inclusive regional platform for young people from the the region. The term “Majlis,” which indicates “a place of sitting” in Arabic, was selected by young people to highlight the group’s role in providing a secure space where the voices of disadvantaged, active adolescents and youth can be safely shared, heard, and acted upon.
Founded in 2018 by the UN:NGO Group on Adolescents and Youth, a consortium of UN agencies and NGO partners, the RAYAM seeks to bridge the divide between the need for high quality youth engagement and informed programming on the one hand and active change-makers whose voices are rarely heard on the other.