Warriors, you’re looking at a brand new initiative by UNICEF for students ages 10 years to 24 years old. I urge you to look at the blue box below. Then, contrast with the words in red from North Carolina’s vision for education. See the likenesses?
(*Note: to access the full GU website, go here.)
Then consider the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) language that ALL education must be aligned to post-secondary readiness standards as laid out by WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act).
Below, is a comparison chart for the UN’s vision for education vs the vision for education in America.
While these visions are old, they mesh very well with the GU’s current vision.
Meet Generation Unlimited:
World leaders gathered in New York City in late September 2018 to launch this initiative which fits the Youth 2030 Strategy. If you listen to the wording for the initiative (embedded above) you’ll hear how all this change is meant to be risky and disruptive. GU (Generation Unlimited) will have lots of STEM and include rural schools, mental health, P3s (public private partnerships), data mining, and more. SEE it here.
Look below at one partner, Unilever, and how the GU was announced in the business world:
Warriors, did you notice the age range for the GU (Generation Unlimited)? Ten years old and up to 24 years of age. Why this age group? See the excerpt below,
“Without urgent investment in education and skills training, the rapidly growing global population of adolescents and young people – which will reach 2 billion by 2030 – will continue to be unprepared and unskilled for the future workforce. And with more than 200 million young people of lower- and upper-secondary school age currently missing out on school, instead of contributing to equitable progress, young people – especially the most disadvantaged – could face futures of compounding deprivation and discrimination.”
(*Note: full press release)
In other words, barely educate them for academics, train them to work to contribute to the economy and be their savior.
GU leaders include Unilever, the Global Partnership for Education*, the World Bank, the Global Business Coalition for Education, MasterCard, IKEA Foundation, the Education Commission, OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), and a host of UN entities.
So, What’s the 2030 Youth Strategy? Look below:
To access the entire Strategy document, visit here.
What are some for ‘real time’ plans for the Strategy? Cross cutting, system wide actions and interventions which support the United Nations. According to the document, these plans will hit 5 target areas with 5 effective tools.
1) Engagement, Participation and Advocacy (so we can all live in a peacefully sustainable and just world)
Watch for total UN leadership in all member states (US is still one of these).
2) Informed and Healthy Foundations (quality education and healthcare for all)
Watch for CBE (Competency Based Education) for life, mental health and sexual diversity.
3) Economic Empowerment through Decent Work (everyone has a good productive job)
Watch for member states shifting to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) aka ‘Green’ jobs.
4) Youth and Human Rights (supports their civic and political interactions)
Watch for UN enforced youth participation in voting, global citizenship, and, human rights education/activism.
5) Peace and Resilience Building (train for humanitarianism and inter-religious participation)
Watch for safe spaces, and increased global, national, state, local partnerships to boost non violence.
The five tools: UN leadership; innovation (supposedly with knowledge); investments via partnerships; accountability (means data tracking); and, common resources.
As a member state of the United Nations, America must ‘own’ their portion of carrying out the Strategy via governance (legislation) and coordination (policy).
“The ownership of the UN Youth Strategy is equally shared by all members of the UN system at the global, regional and national levels. The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will be the public face of the UN Youth Strategy and will lead global advocacy efforts and its High-Level Steering Committee in support of its successful implementation.
COORDINATION AND GOVERNANCE:
The governance of the UN Youth Strategy will be rooted in existing global, regional and national mechanisms and reinforced by a High-Level Steering Committee.”
The High-Level Steering Committee will work with the UN’s SDG Group (Sustainable Development Goals) as well as Interagency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) members. IANYDs are at a global level, and a regional level. From there member states are broken up in Country Teams.
These Country Teams have 165 UN program participating countries, from around the world, grouped into 131 teams. These teams are to make sure all countries comply with the UN’s programs and initiatives.
In all there are 193 member states in the UN. Not all member states are Country Teams, at least not now.
From what I’ve been able to glean about the UN, any time a ‘high-level’ status is attached, it’s a big deal which will get lots of attention. For example, there’s a High-level Digital Committee (which will no doubt be working with the ‘innovation’ portion of the Youth Initiative. Melinda Gates (Gates Foundation) is the co-chair for the Digital Committee.
Why would we, as Americans need to know some of this? Look at the image below:
Any of the United Nations suggestions (recommendations) is decided upon by the Security Council. As you can see the United States is a member. Then, decisions are implemented via the specialized groups and ‘organs’.
So, the Generation Unlimited, is part of this system. In July 2018, in New York, the first news about GU was announced. Watch a clip here. The entire 2 hour kick-off can be seen here. This will include the youth speaking out in favor of this. Be sure to note the cheering they are trying to pump up with “2030”.
Warriors, let’s go back to the NC vision statement for education. As I pointed out before, it’s very similar to that of the UNICEF’s new program.
While I could not find any specific USA Generation Unlimited (GU) activity in the planning stages, this is something we need to look out for. It’s coming.
Look at your State’s education vision, especially since ESSA been made law. “Global” will be inserted in some way, maybe not by the exact word, but the idea of globalization.
The UN’s goal is not for Americans to be America-minded.
Warriors, one last observation. Did you notice how Generation Unlimited allows for global programs from groups associated with UNICEF?
Consider then, the U.S. Secretary of Education’s signature on the G20 Education Declaration for global education. While the Declaration IS the G20’s, the agenda is backed by the UN. As such, UNICEF is factored in..
Question, petition, protest. Our leaders are NOT leading us out of the UN, but straight into it!
So, our choice is, do we let them lead us OR do we take our country back? These 10-24 year olds will be lost to us as true Americans if we do not act quickly.