Brussels IV Syria Conference

As part of the fourth edition of the Brussels Syria Conference, NLG partners launched key advocacy messages on the Syria Crisis.

No Lost Generation
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No Lost Generation
30 June 2020

The Brussels IV Conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" (Brussels IV) which was co-chaired by the European Union and the United Nations is a major pledging event for the region. Read more about the outcomes of the event held on June 30, 2020 here.

On June 29, 2020, the No Lost Generation partners launched key advocacy messages on the Syria crisis during the Brussels Conference. The NLG initiative sought to ensure that children’s needs and concerns were heard as part of the Brussels Conference. The webinar "Keeping Promise for the No Lost Generation: Protecting, Educating and Listening to the Voice of Syria's Children, Adolescent and Youth" reflected on achievements, challenges, and recommendations to host governments, authorities in Syria and the donor community. 

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.  

short video of the NLG Adolescent and Youth Voices.