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No Lost Generation Initiative: One Year On

WHAT: Press briefing following a high-level meeting on the No Lost Generation Initiative. Progress and achievements of the initiative to date and the objectives for 2014/15, plus major new donor commitments will be announced.

WHO:  Mr. Anthony Lake – Executive Director, UNICEF
Rt. Hon. Justine Greening, MP – UK Secretary of State for International Development
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva – European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
Anne Richard – US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, MP – UN Special Envoy for Global Education
WHEN: 14.50 EDT, Wednesday, 24 September 2014
WHERE: Danny Kaye Visitors Centre, UNICEF House, 3 UN Plaza, New York

WHY: More than 6 million children have been affected by the crisis raging in Syria. Approximately 2 million Syrian students are out of school. Already-vulnerable children are at risk from child labour, early marriage and recruitment by armed forces. The crisis threatens to engulf the whole region and Syria itself risks losing an entire generation whose lives are being scarred and shaped by violence and displacement. No lost Generation is a global initiative to invest in expanding access to learning, psychosocial support and protective environments for the millions of children in Syria and the neighbouring countries.


About No Lost Generation
No Lost Generation is an initiative by the United Nations, international and non-governmental organizations, and governments, to alleviate the impact of the Syrian crisis on a generation of children and young people in Syria and neighbouring countries. Launched in October 2013, it aims to expand access to education, increase psychosocial support, strengthen child protection, bolster social cohesion and promote peacebuilding so that the children of Syria can build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

For further information, please contact:
Elissa Jobson, UNICEF Media Section, Tel: +1 917 930 4521, ejobson@unicef.org
Chris Kiggell, DfID Press Office, Tel: +44 20 7023 0504, c-kiggell@dfid.gov.uk
David Sharrock, European Commission Spokespersons’ Service, Tel: + 32 460 750628, david.sharrock@ec.europa.eu
Matthew Herrick, USAID Press Office, Tel: +1 202 712 4320, USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov




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