Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Marca la Diferencia” campaña en Español

Más de 600.000 personas ya han participado en MY World, la primera encuesta de las Naciones Unidas para un mundo mejor  y han votado por sus prioridades de cara a la futura agenda global de desarrollo.

Pero queremos sumar aún más voces.

El próximo martes 4 de junio lanzamos la campaña  de comunicación “Marca la diferencia”  en castellano para impulsar la participación en  esta encuesta de España y Latino América. Continue reading “Marca la Diferencia” campaña en Español

Mark a Difference campaign in Spanish

More than 600,000 people have already participated on MY World, the United Nations survey for a better world, voting for their priorities for the post-2015 global development agenda.

But we want more voices to be heard!

On Tuesday 4th June, we are launching the “Mark a Difference” communication campaign for MY World, in Spanish to promote more votes in Spanish to give the and Latin America.

Continue reading Mark a Difference campaign in Spanish

Bringing the People of India into the Global Conversation

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“I am thrilled that by making a simple phone call people can take a virtual seat at the UN to participate in a global conversation on the roadmap for the future” – Ms Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai, 27 May 2013 – The United Nations has invited citizens from around the world to vote on the issues that make the most difference to their lives. Over 560,000 citizens from 194 countries have already voted in one of the largest global surveys ever undertaken, providing real-time and real-world intelligence on what people think are biggest challenges.

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Discussion of the High Level Panel’s Report on the Post 2015 Agenda

Date: 31st May 2013 (10am to 12pm)

Location: United Nations Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber

What is being discussed? On May 31st (12:01am EST) the report of the High Level Panel (HLP) on the post-2015 development agenda will be available to stakeholders, following the submission of the same to the UN Secretary General the previous day. A number of UN agencies and stakeholder groups have come together to organize a discussion of the report taking advantage of the Panel’s presence in New York at this time. This event will take place at a critical time in the post-2015 process as the HLP report serves as the opening chapter of a fairly lengthy book, which is the post-2015 process. Continue reading Discussion of the High Level Panel’s Report on the Post 2015 Agenda

Invitation to join the side event of The Third Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

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My World: A snapshot of citizen’s priorities for the new development agenda Access to clean water and sanitation and affordable and nutritious food in focus
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After the HLP report: responses from around the world

Event: 6 June 2013 14:30 – 16:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
Venue: London, Nairobi, Dhaka and Bogotá and streamed live online

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The High-Level Panel, appointed by the UN Secretary General to advise him on the post-2015 agenda, reports on 30th May. Will the report live up to the hype? Will its recommendations meet the aspirations of the many groups and individuals who have contributed to the debate around post-2015, and will it chart a politically effective way forward for governments? This event provides a global audience with a chance to discuss the report with each other and with two key panel members. Continue reading After the HLP report: responses from around the world

Statement of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon

Today the U.N. Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda concluded its three day meeting at the United Nations in New York.

The Panel’s discussions were frank, productive and characterized by a strong unity of purpose. The meeting reiterated the imperative need for a renewed Global Partnership that enables a transformative, people-centered and planet-sensitive development agenda, realized through the equal partnership of all stakeholders. The Panel reaffirmed its vision to end extreme poverty in all its forms in the context of sustainable development and to have in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all. Continue reading Statement of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Summary of the latest MY World results for the High-Level Panel meeting in New York

By May 10th 2013, the MY World survey had mobilized nearly 530,000 participants in 194 countries to vote for their most important priorities. Over half of these votes have been collected offline, using paper and pen. Just over one third have come through the MY World website, and around eight per cent have come through mobile phone surveys.
The data that the survey is generating yields important information not only on global priorities, but also how these differ by characteristics: by gender, age, education level, and location. This paper provides information on the current findings at a global and sub-global level, and some suggestions for the implications for policy post-2015.

Read the full report (PDF)

Making every vote count in India

indiaThe United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) Field Unit in India has mobilized thousands of Indians to vote for the My World Survey. UNV’s partners at the grassroots level are supporting offline surveys in areas where internet or mobile options are not available since March 2013. So far, more than 1350 people including tribal, marginalized and poor people from Belgaum; children and youth from rural areas of Wayanad, Kerala; youth from the slum areas of Guwahati, educators from Mumbai and students from Delhi have participated in the offline survey to give their options they would like the post-2015 agenda to address. Continue reading Making every vote count in India

Protecting forests, rivers and oceans a top priority for Australians as voting in MY World survey continues!

MY-World-Australia-Results-May-300x227Almost 8000 Australians have voted in the United Nations MY World Global Survey for a better world! The results so far show that the top three issues of concern are ‘Protecting forests, rivers and oceans’, ‘Access to clean water and sanitation’ and ‘Affordable and nutritious food’. The survey which will run until 2015 aims to capture people’s voices, priorities and views, so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the new development agenda for the world.

To make your voice heard vote now by going to www.myworld2015.org or if you want more information on the survey visit our MY World campaign page where you can read additional background information and watch the UN Secretary-General’s call to action. Continue reading Protecting forests, rivers and oceans a top priority for Australians as voting in MY World survey continues!