The meeting aimed to receive input, comments and suggestions from the participants on the project that was formulated by UN-ESCWA, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the Office of Human Rights at the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
At the conclusion of the meeting, participants stressed the importance of the project and the dire need for such an initiative in Iraq. They affirmed that this is a pioneering project that could lay the groundwork for wider movement within Iraq that would in turn contribute to strengthening peaceful coexistence. The deliberations of the meeting also resulted in upholding the project's purpose, objectives, activities, and target beneficiaries, namely youth between 12 and 18 years old. Participants suggested a number of amendments, ideas and additional activities that would contribute to developing the project in concordance with Iraqi society and its needs, as well as reinforcing it so that it becomes more systematic in dealing with ethnic and sectarian tensions in Iraq.