UNESCO Etxea en País Vasco y MI Mundo

Por UNESCO Etxea

My World / Mi mundo / Nire Mundua es una encuesta puesta en marcha por Naciones Unidas y dirigida a todas las ciudadanas y ciudadanos del mundo cuyo objetivo es captar la opinión, las prioridades y los puntos de vista de la ciudadanía e informar a los líderes mundiales, en el marco de la definición de la nueva agenda global, la agenda post-2015.

Los resultados de esta encuesta global, que continuará hasta finales del 2015, se compartirán con el Secretario General y los líderes mundiales durante todo el proceso de preparación de la próxima agenda de desarrollo post-2015.

MY WorldUNESCO Etxea es socia oficial de la Campaña, y en el marco del trabajo que está realizando sobre la Agenda post-2015, sacó a la calle esta encuesta para darla a conocer y facilitar de esa manera la participación e incidencia de la sociedad vasca en procesos internacionales.

A través de Nire Mundua las personas pueden elegir seis ámbitos de actuación (de un total de 16) que, en su opinión, son los que supondrían una mayor mejora en sus vidas. Estas 16 cuestiones han sido elaboradas a partir de las prioridades expresadas en investigaciones y encuestas anteriores por las poblaciones más pobres del planeta; y de las informaciones provenientes de los debates técnicos y políticos sobre la futura agenda de lucha contra la pobreza.

El pódium de Nire Mundua recorrió los tres territorios (Basauri y Bilbao-Bizkaia, Donostia-Gipuzkoa, y Gasteiz-Álava). Se colocó en un espacio visible de la ciudad al menos durante media jornada en cada localidad. Se trató por una parte de un pódium desde el que cualquier ciudadano o ciudadana pudo expresar sus prioridades para que fueran escuchadas en todo el planeta, y por otra la realización de la encuesta Nire Mundua. La encuesta es anónima y los participantes sólo tuvieron que indicar su sexo, edad y país para facilitar el posterior análisis de los resultados.

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UNMC screens sneak preview of new Virtual Reality film: Waves of Grace

The United Nations Millennium Campaign screened a sneak preview of their latest Virtual Reality film, Waves of Grace on Friday 10 July at the United Nations. Its premier was planned in conjunction with the United Nations Secretary-General’s International Ebola Recovery Conference, hosted to ensure affected countries receive the support they need to end the epidemic and continue countries on the path to recovery. Wavesofgrace promoWaves of Grace follows a young woman’s struggle for life amid the Ebola epidemic. The movie is the result of collaboration between the UN Millennium Campaign, Vrse.works and Vice Media, and was created to call attention to the obstacles faced by Ebola survivors. The movie transports viewers to West Point, Liberia and follows the experience of Decontee Davis, an Ebola survivor who uses her immunity to help others affected by the disease.  The VR experience captures the Liberian tragedy from illness to recovery, mourning to perseverance.  It is part of a larger initiative of the United Nations Millennium Campaign to fight donor fatigue on the world’s most pressing challenges.

UNMC Colleagues Kristin & Alice with actor Jeffrey Wright
UNMC Colleagues Kristin & Alice with actor Jeffrey Wright

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“Development achievements can be quickly reversed due to crises such as the Ebola epidemic” said Mitchell Toomey, Director of the UN Millennium Campaign. “If the world does not focus on helping the most vulnerable and building resiliency in recovering communities, development goals and targets will not be met. Thus it is hoped that this film may aid the United Nations’ efforts to draw attention to the lasting impact of the Ebola crisis, as well as the need for continued support for those affected by the disease.”

“The Ebola crisis has captivated the world in its devastating effects over the last year and a half. However, the individual stories behind the numbers are often not told.  Decontee’s story captures the strife and spirit of the communities across West Africa in the wake of the Ebola epidemic. It is hoped that this second VR experience will promote greater understanding of the socio-economic impact of the disease and empathy for those who continue to overcome it.” said Gabo Arora, co-creator of the film and Senior Advisor for the UN Millennium Campaign.

The film will be formally launched soon on the VRSE App. To sign up for more information on the Virtual Reality please visit: www.vr4dev.org. Stay tuned! Continue reading “UNMC screens sneak preview of new Virtual Reality film: Waves of Grace”

JCI Italy celebrates 100 years of impact with MY World Podium at EXPO Milan!

by JCI Italy

JCI Italy celebrated 100 years of impact on May 16 at the Cascina Triulza EXPO. The Junior Chamber International (JCI) movement was established in 1915 in St. Louis (USA). Today it is present in over 120 countries and 5,000 local communities and representshundreds of thousands of young men and women between 18 and 40, senators (honorary members over 40) and alumni. In the first ever pavilion of civil society at the EXPO,  JCI President Ismail Haznedar and the President of the Regional Council of Lombardy Raffaele Cattaneo presided over the celebration, which featured the MY World Peoples’ Voices podium, inviting citizens to express their opinion regarding the post 2015 agenda.
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National and international keynote speakers
Together with Ismail Haznedar, 2015 International President (the first Turkish citizen who has lead JCI), there were several other guests: Kentaro Harada (Japan), 2011 International President and current chairman of the JCI Foundation; Chiara Milani, 2013 International President and current Honorary Chairperson of the Italian celebrations of the JCI century (first Italian ever and first European woman to have led JCI); Charlotte Moller Bysted (Denmark), current International Vice President. In addition to them and to JCI Italy President Emmadesiree Ciaburri Galasso, there was also a UN Millennium Campaign Representative, Xavier Longan, who explained facts and figures regarding MY World survey, the largest consultation conducted at the UN. 
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In the evening, on the stage of Triulza there were JCI Italy TOYP, a Speaking competition ceremony, historical and motivational videos, best practices were shared related to the UN Millennium Development Goals and the promotion both of the Charter of Milan and the post 2015 survey.
 
The Millennium Campaign Podium
Thanks to the partnership existing since 1954 between JCI and the United Nations and following the letter of intent for the involvement of JCI in the post-2015 consultations, signed in 2013 at UN in New York by the Italian JCI President Chiara Milani, on Friday, May 15, at Busto Arsizio EXPO hub and on Saturday, May 16, at EXPO Civil Society Pavillion visitors were invited to choose which priorities they will vote for post 2015 agenda, by expressing their opinion directly from My World Campaign Podium.
The Campaign is traveling the world to gather people’s opinions on issues that are most important to them and their families. Now it arrived at EXPO through JCI Italy, considering that, as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said, “Young people are gifted with open minds and a keen awareness of emerging trends, and are bringing their energy, ideas and courage to some of the most complex and important challenges facing the human family.” The Expo is still currently open and we invite all in Italy to visit!