Middle East and North Africa region

Supporting the Future of Syria and The Region: Brussels V Conference - March 29th-30th, 2021

The European Union and the United Nations will co-chair the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region” on 29 and 30 March 2021. In view of COVID-19 restrictions, the Conference will take place in a virtual format.

The website for the Conference is online and it will be constantly updated with more information, including the updated information on side events.


Campaign “The graffiti that triggered it all” 

To mark the 10 years of the Syrian uprising and in preparation of the Brussels V Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, the EU is launching an integrated communications campaign that recounts what happened ten years ago through ten illustrations. By focusing on the origins of the conflict, the campaign in itself is talking about today, countering disinformation through positive communication and through a factual account of events. The campaign “The graffiti that triggered it all” starts on social media on March 15 on the EEAS Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Please follow the hashtag for the campaign and for the Conference #SyriaConf2021.



Side Event: Leaving no one behind: leveraging partnerships, technology and trust in cash-based interventions for the Syria response.

With food insecurity reaching record levels in the region, this event will showcase case-based interventions as an effective modality of assistance for refugees, displaced persons and other vulnerable populations in achieving food security and related sector outcomes. Whether it is a complex emergency such as Syria or a host country such as Jordan, cash has been an innovative way to reach those most in need. This event will highlight voices and best practices from the field in an interactive panel discussion. To register, click here.


Side Event:  "Life Suspended: a decade trapped in Limbo"

The Refugee Protection Watch (RPW) coalition, the We Exist! Advocacy Alliance and the Persons Affected by the Syrian Displacement Crisis in Lebanon Working Group (PASC-WG). This is an invitation to a virtual side-event on challenges related to the Syrian forced displacement crisis, ahead of the Brussels V Conference on the Future of Syria and the Region.

This side-event, “Life Suspended: a decade trapped in limbo”, will take place on Wednesday 17 March 2021, from 11:00-12:30 CET. Speakers will include representatives from RPW, WE Exist! and the PASC Network. Simultaneous translation (ENG-AR and AR-ENG) will be available. You can register by filling in this form. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link ahead of the event.




Event Date: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 (All day) to Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (All day)
Organiser or Host: 
European Union and United Nations

NGO Consultations -MENA- Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations

Meeting to provide feedback on the First Draft of the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations in English, French, Arabic and Spanish. 


ICVA is part of the Advisory Committee to draft the Climate and Environment Charter. The Advisory Committee  includes a number of humanitarian and climate actors (UN, civil society, academics, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement) led by the ICRC and the IFRC and is working together to develop a series of short and clear commitments that could guide our efforts as humanitarians in relation to limiting the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on communities and reducing our own footprint. 

This is linked to a pledge on “Strengthening the resilience of communities to climate change and environmental degradation through climate-smart humanitarian action”, made at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent by the IFRC and the ICRC. The pledge is about leading a consultative process to develop a new, succinct, accessible and aspirational Climate and Environment Charter in 2021 that will be made available to the wider humanitarian sector for adoption in the spirit of the Code of Conduct of 1994. 


Online consultations: A series of  regional consultations have been organised  to collect feedback from members on the draft Charter

To register: Please register your interest in joining the online consultations by emailing the secretariat@icvanetwork.org by 25 January.  A confirmation with the link to the online meeting will be sent upon registration. 

     - Africa consultations: Wednesday, 27 January (English) 12:00 Nairobi / 10:00 CET or (French) 11:00 Dakar / 12:00 CET  
     - LATAM consultations: Thursday, 28 January 10:00 Mexico / 17:00 CET
     - Asia-Pacific consultations: Tuesday, 2 February 12:00 BKK / 06:00 CET
     - MENA consultations: Thursday, 4 February 15:00 Jordan / 14:00 CET

     - Europe and US consultations: Tuesday 9 February 09.00 CEST or 16.00 CEST. For these consultations please register here.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: