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A massive generation of young people is about to inherit the world, and it's the duty of everyone to give them a fighting chance for their futures, says UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore. In this forward-looking talk, she explores the crises facing them and details an ambitious new global initiative, Generation Unlimited, which aims to ensure every young person is in school, training or employed by 2030.

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54 Comments on How we can help young people build a better future | Henrietta Fore

  1. Second!!!

  2. souptroophat Esplin // 14th November 2018 at 4:31 pm // Reply

    My generation lacks a back bone and takes everything seriously
    Any suggestions

    • souptroophat Esplin // 14th November 2018 at 6:06 pm // Reply

      +RavenRuled(before I respond *thank you* for giving a normal response)
      I whole heatedly agree my generation is too worried about feelings and stuff (in smaller doses it’s a good thing)

    • Busted American // 14th November 2018 at 6:26 pm // Reply

      +souptroophat Esplin “feelings and stuff” huh? That’s so specific! Let’s have an in depth discussion on “stuff.” You can tell us all your feelings on it.

    • souptroophat Esplin // 14th November 2018 at 7:29 pm // Reply

      +Busted American
      What Im saying is people are crumbleing over the dumbest things
      Feminists are mad at air conditioning and calling it “sExIsT”
      Leftists are protesting against anything that slightly dissagreeis with them
      The Australian government is taking the people and butt fucking them over for “progressive reasons”
      The EU hates itself
      And my classmates seem to want to protest ginger bread men
      Apparently they are “RaCisT”

    • The obvious solution is to flee your generation for another. You might have to talk to a physicist on this one.

      Alternatively, you could try to change your age while you change your gender. Don’t get discouraged. Bring it to the Supreme Court.

      but seriously, which generation are you from?

    • Busted American // 14th November 2018 at 8:56 pm // Reply

      ​+souptroophat Esplin “People are crumbling?” Are they made of rocks or dirt? I didn’t know people crumbled. That’s news to me.
      Can you show me proof that feminists are calling air conditioning sexist? That sounds like a pretty silly comment on your part.
      Leftists? Who exactly are those? If you say Democrats, then you’re either willfully ignorant of reality or dumb.
      What’s wrong with butt fucking? Quite a lot of people love that style of intercourse.
      EU hates itself huh? Do you have actual data to back that up?
      I don’t really care about your silly anecdotes about your idiot classmates.

  3. I love these ideas!

  4. Ted won’t pin this

  5. Darllan Dantas Rodriiguês DDR // 14th November 2018 at 4:33 pm // Reply

    Like Satisfaction

  6. MasterAtThePianoKeys 77 // 14th November 2018 at 4:34 pm // Reply

    Nice vid. These TED vids help me a ton thanks.

  7. DiscoverYourAwesomeness // 14th November 2018 at 4:35 pm // Reply

    *One day or day one. You decide!*

  8. Really informative about our current condition.. but UNICEF should have to reach some more places to get more productive Young’s minds..

  9. Quick Fix - Thought Provoking Videos // 14th November 2018 at 4:43 pm // Reply

    If we wouldn’t have to be indebted to learn, that’d be a good start…

    • Khan Academy search for it. You can learn, but no paper to prove it.

    • Busted American // 14th November 2018 at 7:21 pm // Reply

      +Eli Nope yeah, employers just love people who’re educated but can’t prove it lol.

    • +Busted American I don’t disagree with you. But the statement I commented on was about education not diplomas. Education on its own is valuable. Some of the most successful people don’t have degrees. Be exceptional.

    • +Busted American – Get out of the paradigm of ’employment’. Your education is for yourself, not to prove anything to anyone.

    • Busted American // 14th November 2018 at 8:46 pm // Reply

      +Eli Nope Some of the most successful people you know? Anecdotes don’t really matter much. They just tell your individual personal experience. Not the world as a whole.

  10. Radiant Fanatic // 14th November 2018 at 4:47 pm // Reply

    Beautifully spoke about this issue, but very boring talk, not interactive. The talk is a list of issues and seems to be seeking funds for these programs.

    • ​+Guillermo Ferrari 3r Yes. Countless organizations are already dedicated to many, if not each of these issues. This is nothing more than a “donate to Unicef!” plea.

    • Guillermo Ferrari 3r // 14th November 2018 at 7:30 pm // Reply

      +drenath yes, but i dont see any changes in my comunity, if we could speak it in spanish it would be better, but my country is running 20 years before first worlds one and we are falling in the same problems and even worst

    • +Guillermo Ferrari 3r I’m certain that your English is better than my Spanish. Where do you live, and what are your community’s problems?

    • Guillermo Ferrari 3r // 14th November 2018 at 8:03 pm // Reply

      +drenath im from uruguay, actually reading some articles of unicef uruguay about our wrong way in the education system. and the other problems i can add this video are the drugs problems, poverty, big taxes and lack of comunication from our “superiors”,

    • +Guillermo Ferrari 3r I live in USA. We also have problems with education, drugs, poverty, big taxes and bad communication from superiors. Maybe the problem isn’t caused by where we live, or how much money our community has. Maybe the problem is the world is changing fast. Maybe people can not change as fast as the world does. Maybe the problem is that people are still learning how to live with each other in a fast-changing world.

  11. Wayne Middleton // 14th November 2018 at 4:52 pm // Reply

    Send me money and I will solve your made up problems.

  12. How do you help young people? STOP GETTING US IN DEBT!

    • Janet Masiello // 14th November 2018 at 6:49 pm // Reply

      Moonshield23
      I believe you get your own selves in debt,
      no one forces you.
      Poor young people today they can’t function… always have to blame someone else,
      no responsibility.

    • Busted American // 14th November 2018 at 6:54 pm // Reply

      +Janet Masiello So what exactly are they supposed to do? Not go to school and instead work jobs that literally don’t pay the bills? You’re essentially saying you’re all for them living a life of mediocrity because you don’t understand just how much they are required to pay for school these days.

      How about you educate yourself… https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/29/how-much-college-tuition-has-increased-from-1988-to-2018.html

    • I’m specifically referring to government debt. We didn’t ask for that. We also didn’t ask for the flood of illegal aliens driving down wages a driving up the costs of apartments.

    • +Janet Masiello Responsibility to tell the future at age 18? To only pursue what is certain? With all the ambition in the world? With a library of knowledge to unleash upon it? A budding adolescent should never have to weigh their potential against the fabricated monetary world we’re forced to function in. That is literally a case of entrapment. All of Africa’s stifled geniuses would like a word with you.

    • Busted American // 14th November 2018 at 7:15 pm // Reply

      ​+Moonshield23 undocumented immigrants are not driving wages down. That’s silly. They are taking the jobs most Americans won’t do. Which is what we really, really need them to do even if it’s essentially slave labor. In fact they contribute over $11 BILLION in just state and local taxes alone per year. https://itep.org/immigration/
      In total it’s estimated they pay around !!>>$328 BILLION< >AND<

  13. It’s too late. People did them a disservice by not teaching them responsibly and to take responsibility for thier actions

    • Busted American // 14th November 2018 at 6:47 pm // Reply

      You mean your generation screwed over the next so you could all personally advance at their expense? So you own that it’s not the fault of these younger generation for anything that happens? That it’s in fact yours?

      You can fix that by ceasing your opposition to social programs like #TuitionFreeCollege and #MedicareForAll so that these generation can actually get a hand up. Rather than smacked down with debt and massive insurance payments.

    • +Busted American hardly! It was the generation after mine that decided kids no longer should be punished or held accountable for thier actions. We helped our kids through school

    • Busted American // 14th November 2018 at 7:20 pm // Reply

      +Jeni Watkins no, your generation (the Boomers I guess) not only destroyed the economy, but also decided that all the gains from that devastated economy should go to your generation. Making Generation X have to work unimaginable hours to offset the fact the gains were all going to their parents. Unable to parent at all because they were never home cause the bills need to be paid to the generation before them. The Millennials are not at fault in the least. In fact the Boomers are the cause for the economy sucking and the fact literally everything is unaffordable. Because your insatiable greed has brought us all to the brink. Own this is all your fault and we can finally begin to move on to fix what you all caused.

  14. By getting out of the way.

  15. Where did you fine kids wanting to do hard jobs like construction?! The vast majority of them i have been exposed to want nothing that requires them to break a sweat or do anything hard

    • +WelshZeCorgi lol you’re delusional

    • Busted American // 14th November 2018 at 7:20 pm // Reply

      +Jeni Watkins You’re projecting.

    • +Jeni Watkins That’s rich, coming from someone that showed a complete lack of self-awareness by contridicting herself in the span of two back-to-back statements. People might think that too is delusional.

    • +WelshZeCorgi you lack comprehension evidently. As was previously pointed out, the two statements are about totally different things.

    • +Jeni Watkins Evidently. Here I thought determination and perseverance was the cornerstone to hard work, but I guess it would make sense that giving up fits ‘your’ hard work ethos better.

  16. My 0.02 is the parents have been removed from TEACHING their children the skills to live and build on DUE TO..
    The Cost of Living Increase.
    This removes both parents from the home, to work a mandatory two to three jobs just to houses the family and pay for the car that carries them to the mandatory jobs.
    Its a shame and they dont care.

    • Its part of thier plan. Girls who go to school have fewer children. Women who work have fewer children. They don’t want house wives. House wives have more children.

    • Absolutely. One point she didn’t provide a solution for was the fact that 10 million young people are entering the workforce every month but there aren’t 10 millions jobs being created.

      The obvious solution is for us to adjust the norm of a 40+hr work week and distribute the work our society does over more individuals. That’d provide jobs for young people AND free parents up to be more involved in their lives and education.

      With the perpetual efficiency gains from technology and automation it is something we inevitability have to consider. It’s either spread the workload or keep it the same and expand welfare perpetually. It seems better for everyone if we have more people working less hours to make a living.

  17. eternal indian // 14th November 2018 at 6:36 pm // Reply

    Free education,free healthcare, affordable housing and of course suitable jobs can make better future for young people.
    No amount of talk and planning can do those things.

  18. Talkers answer to title at 7:35

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