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The MENA Adolescent and Youth Hub is a microsite that falls under No Lost Generation’s third pillar – Adolescents and Youth. Co-led by the UN:NGO group, the Hub is a one-stop-shop of evidence and tools related to young people in the region. It also includes a Regional Adolescent and Youth Advisory Majlis, an online platform where young people can actively participate in all stages of the regional development and humanitarian agenda life cycle, from planning and production to advocacy and action.

The No Lost Generation initiative is a concerted effort by donors, UN agencies, NGOs and governments to ensure that children and young people affected by the crises in Syria and Iraq have access to education, protection and opportunities to engage positively in their community and society. It is co-led by UNICEF, Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision and focuses on programming and advocacy within three pillars: Education, Child Protection and Adolescents & Youth – and covers Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt.

The UN:NGO Group is a regional interagency group composed of United Nations and non-governmental organizations that work together to advocate and support work with adolescents and youth in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Evidence helps guide and inform the work of young people and practitioners in the MENA region. 
Evidence may include but is not limited to the following: 

  • Assessments
  • Information material
  • Reports
  • Campaigns
  • Presentations
  • Brief
  • Country-specific material
  • Policy
  • Other

Tools help support and enhance the capacities of young people and practitioners working on issues of relevance to young people.  

  • Tools may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Guidelines
  • Training Manuals
  • Toolkits
  • Forms and Templates
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Career Guidance Tools

To contribute evidence or a tool, please click here

When you upload your evidence or tool, you will be given the option to identify the author. If you generated the evidence or designed the tool, either individually or collectively, please indicate accordingly and this will be reflected in the uploaded document(s). Please note that all submissions will be reviewed by the UN:NGO group before they are uploaded. By submitting a resource to the website, you give permission to the UN:NGO group to share that resource with the public. 

The process for reviewing submissions of resources will be determined by the UN:NGO group and shared here.

The MENA Regional Adolescent and Youth Advisory Majlis is an online platform that provides opportunities for group members to actively participate in all stages of the regional development and humanitarian agenda life cycle, from planning and production to advocacy and action.

No, the RAYAM is the same as the Majlis. RAYAM is an acronym for the Regional Adolescent and Youth Advisory Majlis. The Majlis is short for the same. “Majlis” is an Arabic term meaning “a place of sitting,” and alludes to a secure space where young people can convene to share their thoughts and insights on issues of importance to them.

To learn more on how to register for the Regional Adolescent and Youth Advisory Majlis, please click here