1,130,000 people have answered MY World, the United Nations global survey to citizens- voting for education, health, honest and responsive government and jobs as basis for a better future.
Results from MY World are being presented to world leaders during the 68th UN General Assembly session in New York through a report and an innovative and interactive new exhibit called “Listening to ONE MILLION Voices.”
People around the world call for better education, healthcare, honest and responsive government and jobs.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys, that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
“For the last year, the UN has been encouraging an unprecedented ‘global conversation’ on the world that people want,” said Ban Ki-moon. “The report that we launch today captures the voices of over one million people from all regions and backgrounds. We sought the voices of those that are usually unheard – particularly those people that are poor, excluded or marginalized.”
Almost one million people participated on this consultations through the MY World options survey, using digital channels, SMS and extensive offline interactions through a network of over 700 civil society partners.
Most MY World votes came from India, Nigeria, Cameroon, Thailand, Philippines, Rwanda, USA, UK, Brazil and Indonesia. Half of all participants were under 30 years old.
We are please to communicate that thanks to your support over 780,000 citizens from 194 countries have already voted for the issues that would make the most difference to their lives.
Listen to the inspiring words of Amina J. Mohammed, the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advisor on the Post-2015 Agenda, recognizing the impact of the results gathered so far.
We encourage you to continue promoting MY World to your networks and help us to meet the one million votes target before the UN General Assembly arrival in September.
MY World success would have not been possible without the support of over 700 civil society organizations, youth groups, faith organizations, corporations and global personalities who have helped promote the MY World survey.
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.
Doing it with young people rather than for young people will be a catalyst change for change in the next development framework.
The High Level Panel on post 2015 Development Planning is submitting its report to the UN Secretary General in the end of May. The Panel agreed that its vision and responsibility should include a determination to “end poverty in all its forms” and to “have in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all”. They also felt there is strong interest in going beyond poverty reduction to include job-creating growth, protecting the environment and providing equity, peace, security, justice and freedom. The Panel agreed to develop a global agenda with global responsibilities. This vision is widely expected to be bold and ambitious. As the Panel prepares to submit its report, the challenge is to ensure that the report sets a framework for a transformative, universal, people-centered development while clearly outlining a bold and relevant commitments needed to ensure a new paradigm for sustainable development that is deeply grounded in sound economic, social, cultural, civil human rights obligations and easy to galvanize collective political action around. Continue reading “Strategic Partnership with Young People – Key to the World We Want”
By March 21st 2013, the MY World survey had mobilized over 150,000 participants in 190 countries to vote for their most important priorities. 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 information on the partnerships that have made MY World possible.
UNDP Assistant Secretary-General Olav Kjørven took time out from his busy schedule this week to hear from global partners of the MY World on their success in engaging citizens to add their priorities for creating a better world.
Kjørven told partners in the UNDP headquarters in New York and otherswho joined via Skype, that MY World was a chance for the United Nations and global leaders to hear the issues facing people first hand.
“What are women farmers telling us? What are indigenous people telling us? What are youth in the cities telling us? People with disabilities?” said Mr. Kjørven.