In Viet Nam, the United Nations Volunteers engaged in the translation of all contents of the My World website into Vietnamese and are promoting the survey through UN channels and social media. UNV Viet Nam is also engaging its partners and stakeholders to disseminate the survey.
For example, during the Conference on Volunteerism and the New Development Agenda, held in Ha Noi on July 6, UNV promoted the MY World online roll out among all the participants through volunteer networks, especially through social media in compliance with the efforts of One UN Communication Team. Two other major events are planned for July 20 and 27, which will aim to collect up to 20,000 votes.
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The Philippines has been at it again! Following up their initial push from March through July 2013 involving the nations primary schools and youth organizations such as the boy scouts, and even significant engagement of the private sector which brought in an astounding 35,000 votes, with an equally promising an exciting advocacy initiative!
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Clemence Rogers, Programme Officer of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Haiti, receives a text message at 9:30 am “I already have 40 votes from Pilate!”
A few hourslater her phone rings again, UN Volunteers are calling from the North Department: “Here in Limbe, there are a lot of people and they all want to complete the survey form, I will soon be running out of ballots!”
She cannot help but thinking about the capital “How is the mobilization in Port-au-Prince?”
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Recently in New York, data gurus and global development experts gathered together for a special MY World + UN Global Pulse event to explore possible ways of utilizing the MY World data set. To date, more than 645,000 people from 194 countries have cast their vote and provided incredibly useful demographic information – age, gender, education level and country. Such a rich data source presents a creative challenge to data artists and analysts to build an accessible and interactive means of exploring the information.
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